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志愿者的任务很简单,每个人会看到两两一组出现的一些图画,每组中一幅出自著名抽象艺术家之手,另一幅是业余爱好者、婴儿、黑猩猩或者大象的涂鸦。

This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, section 18.

What is the meaning of 之手? His hand? 之 has many meanings, while 手 I suppose means hand. I know the 之 as the third-person pronoun: him, her, it, them. Does it make sense here?

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之 here is a more literary version of 的 (possessive marker) XX之手= hand of XX or XX's hand

[出自] XX [之手] (from XX's hand) = [by] XX

[出自]著名抽象艺术家[之手] = [by] famous abstract artist

More example of 之手 (hand of):

[]XX[之手] (borrow XX's hand) = [use] XX to

曹操[]孙权[之手]杀关羽 = Cao Cao[used] Sun Quan to kill Guan Yu

Notice: you can replace 借(borrow) with the more literary 假(borrow)

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"出自....之手" = drew/written/made by....

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