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 The sculptor Vinnie Bagwell said the state had been much more efficient than the city with its administration of public art projects in recent months. Zachary Small, New York Times, "Cuomo Unveils Statue of Mother Cabrini," 12 Oct. 2020 Learn how archetypal images and symbols add meaning to textile art and create a symbolic applique during a virtual workshop ($50) on Oct. 18 led by sculptor and arts educator Carolyn Hazel Drake. oregonlive, "Portland Textile Month puts quilts, fiber arts front and center: Free events, virtual talks, workshops," 29 Sep. 2020 Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with sculptor Marc Mellon about his statue honoring that momentous exchange. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (September 27)," 25 Sep. 2020 Designed by the late sculptor George Segal and constructed of cast bronze covered in white lacquer, the sculpture resides within Christopher Park, located across the street from the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar and the movement’s epicenter. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York City," 22 Sep. 2020 The Lee statue was created by the renowned French sculptor Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercie. Julia Musto, Fox News, "Intricate plans to remove Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue snarled by lawsuit," 20 Aug. 2020 The sculptor William Wetmore Story, a close friend of Henry James, claimed to be scandalised by Hattie’s liberties. Tana Wojczuk,, "Almost 200 Years Ago, This Queer, All-Women Art Collective Took The World By Storm," 6 Aug. 2020 During the two-hour live streaming session, sculptor Frances Segelman created an intricate bust of Sophie's head to support the Vision Foundation, helping blind and visually impaired people gain access to art. Stephanie Petit,, "Sophie, Countess of Wessex Just Crossed Off a Royal First to Support the Blind," 17 Sep. 2020 Attendees wore masks Monday and took turns posing for photos with the statue, funded by donations and designed by Utah sculptor Ben Hammond. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah leaders unveil statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, nation’s first female state senator," 14 Sep. 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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21 Oct 2020

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“Sculptor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sculptor

: a person who makes sculptures

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