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

Definition of sculptor

: an artist who makes sculptures

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The replica's sculptor Robert Davidson didn't share the sentiment. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Postal Service misidentifies Statue of Liberty in stamp in a $3.5 million mistake," 6 July 2018 Our visit to sculptor Dylan Lewis’s 14-acre destination sculpture gardens, which are circumscribed impossibly by the Stellenbosch mountains on one side and the vineyards of Cape Winelands on the other with Table Mountain off in the distance. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 Meet creators, from photographers to sculptors, and watch live musical performances to kick off open studios season in Boston., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 The longtime couple both worked on the movie Alien Hunter, though Leslie retired from acting not long after to become a sculptor. Samantha Drake, Country Living, "All About James Spader's Very Private Relationship With Leslie Stefanson," 23 Mar. 2019 His son, trained to be a sculptor, ventured into ceramics, where his adroitly expressive work sold rather well. Peter Plagens, WSJ, "‘Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold’ Review: Creativity That Cuts Against the Grain," 22 Jan. 2019 The piece is believed to have been possibly created by Lysippus, Alexander the Great’s personal sculptor. Deborah Vankin,, "Getty loses Italian court ruling on 'Victorious Youth' but vows to keep fighting for prized statue," 13 June 2018 Kara was a celebrated costume designer in Hollywood in the 1950s but moved to Big Sur in 1962 to become a sculptor. Wallace Baine, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why did Old Hollywood celebs love Big Sur so much?," 31 May 2018 In December of 1978, a minor but newsworthy fracas erupted between the painter Alice Neel and the sculptor Pat Ladew, a Standard Oil heiress who, three decades earlier, had commissioned Neel to paint her portrait. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 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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