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modernist (n.)

1580s, "a modern person," from modern (adj.) + -ist. Later, "one who admires or prefers the modern" (as opposed to the classical), 1704. As a follower of a movement in the arts (see modernism), attested from 1925.

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Definitions of modernist from WordNet

modernist (n.)
an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles;
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