sculp·​tor | \ˈskəlp-tər \

Definition of sculptor 

: an artist who makes sculptures

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His legacy is timeless and unique; his work can be compared to that of a sculptor, a poet, an artist. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "Alaïa Celebrates its Latest Exhibition Opening with Carla Sozzani and Olivier Saillard," 22 Sep. 2018 Works by 20 artists (including Pierre Huyghe, Daniel Buren and Fischli & Weiss) filled the site, along with a mountain of sand that was gradually transformed by a team of sculptors from beachscape to moonscape. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Maja Hoffmann’s Cultural Complex Is Poised to Transform This French City," 21 Aug. 2018 Since at least the Renaissance, it had been assumed that Greco-Roman sculptors deliberately left their works unpainted. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Those painted sculptures in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey are true to history," 23 Oct. 2018 On Friday, a federal judge awarded Las Vegas sculptor Robert Davidson $3.5 million for the Postal Service’s mix-up. Caitlin Keating,, "Postal Service Accidentally Put Vegas Statue of Liberty on Stamp — and it Cost Them Over $3 Million," 6 July 2018 The striking black birds remain a central focus of the sculptor’s work. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Bowls, jewelry and sculpture Mother Nature would love," 20 Feb. 2018 Body sculptors claim that tight fascia also traps fat, adding inches and preventing definition. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Body Sculptors," 1 June 2017 But more seriously: send sculptor Rachel Whiteread. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Which artists should SpaceX send to the Moon?," 18 Sep. 2018 Although the apprentice eclipsed the master unquestionably in fame and arguably in achievement, Verrocchio was an accomplished painter and sculptor in his own right. Cammy Brothers, WSJ, "‘Leonardo: Discoveries From Verrocchio’s Studio’ Review: Searching for a Master’s Hand," 15 Aug. 2018

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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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