sculp·​tor ˈskəlp-tər How to pronounce sculptor (audio)
: an artist who makes sculptures

Examples of sculptor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, city officials offered the commission to another artist, Wesley Wofford, a white sculptor from North Carolina, without holding an open competition. Melissa Noel, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 Oscar Nilsson, a sculptor and archaeologist in Sweden who specializes in facial reconstructions, used this information to help envision what the girl looked like in life. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 Tough for Walden, a sculptor who had just moved in with his girlfriend. Mariella Rudi, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 Streep rarely speaks publicly about Gummer, a professional sculptor. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2023 Don Gummer, a sculptor, met Streep in 1978, shortly after her longtime partner John Cazale died of lung cancer. Vulture, 21 Oct. 2023 Gummer, a sculptor from Louisville, Kentucky, met through Streep's brother in 1978. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 21 Oct. 2023 The Spanish had been on the Altiplano for less than 50 years when the native sculptor, born in Copacabana, began depicting Mary in ways that subverted unspoken aesthetic norms of her as white and European. Aatish Taseer, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Many people know the sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943) through the 1988 film about her. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin, from sculpere

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sculptor was in 1634

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“Sculptor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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sculp·​tor ˈskəlp-tər How to pronounce sculptor (audio)
: a person who makes sculptures

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