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

Definition of sculptor

: an artist who makes sculptures

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There was a time when biochemists had a lot in common with sculptors. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, "It’s Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.," 3 July 2018 Conceived as the store’s pièce de résistance is a 60-foot pearl necklace in gilded glass beads by French sculptor Jean-Michel Othoniel. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Chanel Sets Sail for New York City," 15 Nov. 2018 The show’s biggest draw will likely be a gigantic fantasy railway line crafted by Rowland Emett, a kinetic sculptor who brought Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventor Caractacus Potts’ wacky creations to life in the 1968 film adaptation. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Automata History Comes Alive in the ‘Marvellous Mechanical Museum’," 2 July 2018 Unlike the Italian exotics whose curves ancient Roman sculptors would recognize as beautiful, the Senna is all lines, planes, and intersecting surfaces. Basem Wasef, WIRED, "McLaren's $958,966 Senna Hypercar Ain't Pretty, but It Can Whip a Track," 30 June 2018 Today his humanity and pathos appeal to audiences in a way that more formal sculptors cannot. The Economist, "How Alberto Giacometti became a legend," 14 June 2018 For painter Trine Struwe and sculptor Julie Falk, their work derives from their material. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "In Copenhagen, a Painter and a Sculptor Are Making the Earrings Minimalists Will Covet This Season," 30 Jan. 2019 In his project called Gold Leaks, Brazilian sculptor Vanderlei Lopes uses shiny bronze to create what looks like gold dripping, pouring, and splattering. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Liquid Gold Drains Are The Coolest Home Accessory Out There—No Exaggeration," 28 Jan. 2019 Mamie, 35, is the second of Streep's four children with her husband, sculptor Don Gummer. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meryl Streep Is Becoming a Grandma for the First Time," 9 Dec. 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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