2651-Visual artists

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Visual artists
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Job Description: 
Visual artists create and execute works of art by sculpting, painting, drawing, creating cartoons, engraving or using other techniques.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings and sculptures
  • (b) arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • (c) selecting artistic media, method and materials
  • (d) creating representational or abstract three-dimensional or relief forms by shaping, carving and working and combining materials such as, wood, stone, clay, metal, ice or paper
  • (e) creating representational or abstract drawings and paintings using pencils, ink, chalk, oil paints, water colours or through the application of other techniques
  • (f) creating drawings and engraving or etching them on metal, wood, or other materials
  • (g) creating cartoons to depict persons and events, often in caricature
  • (h) restoring damaged, soiled and faded paintings and other art objects.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Cartoonist
- Ceramic artist
- Commercial artist
- Picture restorer
- Portrait painter
- Sculptor


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Handicraft workers - 731
- Industrial designer ? 2163
- Graphic designer - 2166
- Painting teacher (private tuition) ? 2355

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