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An artist (芸術家) is a person who engages in the creation of artistic works for a living.


Artists (芸術家) are primarily expressive individuals who are engaged in the creation of artistic works.
The term refers only to people who are engaged in artistic activities and whose activities are recognized by society.
Highly skilled artists are also called artisan or the Japanese term shokunin.

The term artist is a generic term for specialists in various fields such as music, painting, architecture, photography, poetry, fiction, crafting, sculpture, calligraphy, ceramics, printmaking, and more. The term is often used for those who create works in various forms without being confined to one method of expression.

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