sculp·​tor | \ ˈskəlp-tər How to pronounce sculptor (audio) \

Definition of sculptor

: an artist who makes sculptures

Examples of sculptor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another sculptor, Bill Albertini, is also designing prosthetics for Powers. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2022 Cox worked with Debbie Smith, the sculptor, and Claire Cohen, the puppet designer, to bring the character into the 3D world. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 24 Dec. 2021 The first show was a wild ride from the irreverent L.A. veteran Kim Dingle, a sculptor, painter, and photographer who has had some memorable side hustles of her own, including running a vegetarian restaurant out of her studio for more than a decade. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2021 The renowned Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida conceived of his Elogio del Horizonte in homage to the Asturias region’s enormous number of emigrés who long ago took to the sea from here. John Oseid, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Born in Davos, Switzerland, in 1889, Taeuber-Arp was a textile artist, sculptor, dancer, painter, and marionette maker; her sprawling body of work united in a cheerily colorful abstraction. Marley Marius, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2021 Northam, who ordered the statue's removal, replaced the first time capsule with a new one crafted by a local sculptor. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 28 Dec. 2021 The main character is inspired by the Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Tegan Tigani, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Dec. 2021 Built 442 to 438 BC by the great Greek sculptor Phidias, the Frieze is composed on 115 marble panels, adorned with carved reliefs that represent humans, divine figures, mythological creatures and animals honoring Athena. Zoe Chevalier, ABC News, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of sculptor

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sculptor

Latin, from sculpere

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“Sculptor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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