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What is the artist of a watercolor?

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The artist of a watercolor is called a painter. Watercolor is a type of painting created with watercolor paints. These paints are made from pigments that are held together by a water soluble binder, such as natural gum arabic or synthetic glycol.

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Watercolor painting became popular in Europe in the 18th century. Originally, painters had to prepare their own watercolor paint by adding water to the clay-like paint and grinding these paints on another surface, such as a stone. This method was incredibly tedious and ultimately led to the creation of the ready-made watercolor paints that many artists use today.

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