Definition of atelier in US English:



  • A workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer.

    • ‘These drawings, first noticed in 1957 inspired the Countess Berletti to establish an atelier of free expression, which she totally funded until sometime after Carlo's death.’
    • ‘The fact that Shah Jahan directly oversaw the art production of the Mughal atelier, put his artists under strict imperial control.’
    • ‘Contemporary artists such as Julie Rrap have also commissioned Chris and his atelier of artisans to bring their projects to life.’
    • ‘For the work of those artists within the imperial ateliers was subject to close examination by the emperor himself.’
    • ‘Many ateliers are located in houses, so you also catch a glimpse of the artist's life (dogs, children, significant others, furniture, plants).’
    • ‘It was the period when the ateliers of all the great masters of Hellenistic sculpture, Praxiteles, Scopas and Bryaxis were in full production.’
    • ‘These writers hope to retreat to their ateliers.’
    • ‘Joanna Grabski examined the globalized world of fashion emerging from Dakar's streets and ateliers.’
    • ‘The collection is, in every way, a classic offering from the atelier of fashion designer Stella McCartney.’
    • ‘It also links these works to artists trained in a state-supported atelier in the capital, or to the workshops themselves.’
    • ‘We sit in a little office-like room in his atelier.’
    • ‘And while the outlook is not as bright in the high-fashion world of the ateliers, change is evident there, too.’
    • ‘Karim employs a dozen or more weavers, who work in several small ateliers using variants of the treadle loom, each designed to produce a particular type of cloth.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, outside the rarefied ateliers of haute couture, few know his name today.’
    • ‘In New York, you can walk into a store and they'll have their atelier in the back where they're actually making stuff.’
    • ‘From the street artists atop Montmartre to the numerous ateliers and galleries in the Marais district, the city brims with living artists.’
    • ‘He paints and draws only what lies in his normal field of vision: his wife, his daughters, his friends, what he sees outside the window or inside the atelier, what he reads and wears and eats.’
    • ‘In the royal ateliers, book illustration involved the art of the scribe, calligrapher, painter and bookbinder.’
    • ‘Nikolay has had his atelier together with a former fellow student for about 10 years.’
    • ‘A publicist for one Hollywood eveningwear company says that this particular stylist comes to their atelier before the Oscars and borrows the entire collection.’
    • ‘Many artists who were dislodged from the Mughal ateliers during the rule of Aurangzeb, migrated to the Bikaner court in search of new patronage.’
    workshop, workroom, plant, factory, works, manufacturing complex, industrial unit, business unit, mill, foundry, yard, garage, studio
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Late 17th century: from French, from Old French astelle ‘splinter of wood’, from Latin astula.