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Difference between Artisan, Artist and Artiste

Artisan refers to one skilled in a trade.

  • Ed is an accomplished artisan whose passion is wood furniture.

Artist refers to anyone engaged in the fine or performing arts.

  • Marcel Marceau, a pantomime artist, was born in 1923.

Artiste refers to an entertainer or anyone skilled in a special craft.

  • The chef at Lake Mohonk is considered a real artiste.