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 For its art program, the Ace is working with over a dozen local fiber and textile artists and will have a large-scale installation from the sculptor Stan Bitters in the lobby. Diana Budds, Curbed, "First Look: Ace Hotel Brooklyn Is Opening this Spring," 12 Jan. 2021 Well into her 80s, the wood sculptor and basket maker Dorothy Gill Barnes was always on the hunt for raw material. New York Times, "Dorothy Gill Barnes, 93, Artist Whose Raw Material Came From Trees, Dies," 17 Dec. 2020 Officials speculated that the structure was the work of sculptor and science fiction aficionado John McCracken, who was known for creating minimalist sculptures. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "'Leave no trace': Photographer captures removal of mysterious Utah monolith," 1 Dec. 2020 Landseer was both a sculptor and a painter with a concentration on the representation of animals such as dogs, horses, stags, big cats such as lions and birds of prey. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, "Toy Schuco Radio cars contained a tiny music box," 24 Nov. 2020 Fensterstock’s gallery feeds into the heart of the exhibition space: the home of Washington State sculptor and glassworker Debora Moore’s Arboria series. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "Where Nature and Artifice Collide," 4 Nov. 2020 The sculptor, William Andrews, emphasized her femininity and vulnerability. Erin Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Just ‘Adding Context’ to Controversial Monuments May Not Change Minds," 18 Dec. 2020 The New York Times investigated whether the deceased sculptor John McCracken, a science fiction aficionado, might be responsible for it. Washington Post, "A mysterious metal monolith was found in the Utah desert. Now it has vanished.," 29 Nov. 2020 The painter and sculptor John Bjerklie, aka BigHat, has made long-distance transmission of images integral to his work. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "How Art Lovers Weathered the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020," 13 Dec. 2020

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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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19 Jan 2021

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“Sculptor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sculptor

: a person who makes sculptures

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