As nouns the difference between artist and artiste
is that artist
is a person who creates art while artiste
is a public performer, especially of song or dance.
As a adjective artist
is (archaic) artistic.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A person who creates art.
A person who creates art as an occupation.
A person who is skilled at some activity.
* con artist
* escape artist
* pickup artist
* quick-change artist
*, vol.1, ch.24:
- Nature, to shew that nothing is savage in whatsoever she produceth, causeth oftentimes, even in rudest and most unarted nations, productions of spirits to arise, that confront and wrestle with the most artist productions.
a public performer, especially of song or dance