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

Definition of sculptor

: an artist who makes sculptures

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In many ways, Denver’s recent growth has been good for painters, sculptors and installationists. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "For Denver, Crush Walls is a street art fest. For street artists, it’s a show of real respect.," 1 Sep. 2019 Maybe one day, Roots 101 African American Museum will be the missing cog in Kentucky's famous bourbon trail, said Guy Tedesco, a Louisville artist and sculptor who is working with Collins to build a vision for the museum. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville will soon have a 'healing place' for black history at new museum on Main Street," 29 Aug. 2019 The four presidents were chosen by artist and sculptor Gutzon Borglum to represent the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the United States. Mallory Hughes, CNN, "The last living Mount Rushmore carver celebrates his 98th birthday," 10 July 2019 They were created by Maestro Mateo, the sculptor and architect who carved a triumphant Christ presiding over St. John’s Vision of the Apocalypse. Richard Cork, WSJ, "Worthy Imitations Worth a Visit," 18 Dec. 2018 Sand sculpture by Toshihiko Hosaka Japanese sand sculptor Toshihiko Hosaka and his seven-person team spent 14 days creating the 98-foot by 65-foot TIME cover on the playground site of the former Iioka Junior High School in Iioka, Asahi. D.w. Pine, Time, "The Story Behind TIME's Climate Change Cover," 12 Sep. 2019 Perry and his brother, a sculptor, were also among the investors who got an Aug. 1 letter from Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek saying the company was exercising its right to redeem the shares at $83.70 per share. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Meow Wolf putting the bite on investors who anted up when it needed help, critics say," 7 Aug. 2019 Enwonwu was born in 1917 in Onitsha, eastern Nigeria, to a mother who ran a successful textile business and a father who was a retired technical assistant and a reputable sculptor, from whom the artist learned his early carving skills. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz Africa, "How a Texas family discovered they owned a forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait valued at $200,000," 27 July 2019 The sculptor, known as Maxi, was born in the same hospital as Melania Trump, in the same month, and now mostly works as a pipe-layer. NBC News, "Rustic sculpture of Melania Trump unveiled in her native Slovenia," 6 July 2019

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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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: a person who makes sculptures

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