sculp·​tor | \ˈskəlp-tər \

Definition of sculptor 

: an artist who makes sculptures

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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 As a young man, Mr. Todd developed a passion for art that was kindled by his father, James Arnold Todd, a noted painter and sculptor. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Thomas A. Todd, 90, Philly architect and painter," 12 July 2018 The memorial committee has already chosen a sculptor for the impressionistic bronze-and-granite monument that will bear Wells’ likeness. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Flipping the Narrative: Movement to Publicly Honor Black Journalists and Newspapers Grows," 18 June 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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to enclose within walls

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