sculptor

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

Definition of sculptor

: an artist who makes sculptures

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Sand sculpture by Toshihiko Hosaka Japanese sand sculptor Toshihiko Hosaka and his seven-person team spent 14 days creating the 98-foot by 65-foot TIME cover on the playground site of the former Iioka Junior High School in Iioka, Asahi. D.w. Pine, Time, "The Story Behind TIME's Climate Change Cover," 12 Sep. 2019 Perry and his brother, a sculptor, were also among the investors who got an Aug. 1 letter from Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek saying the company was exercising its right to redeem the shares at $83.70 per share. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Meow Wolf putting the bite on investors who anted up when it needed help, critics say," 7 Aug. 2019 Enwonwu was born in 1917 in Onitsha, eastern Nigeria, to a mother who ran a successful textile business and a father who was a retired technical assistant and a reputable sculptor, from whom the artist learned his early carving skills. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz Africa, "How a Texas family discovered they owned a forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait valued at $200,000," 27 July 2019 The sculptor, known as Maxi, was born in the same hospital as Melania Trump, in the same month, and now mostly works as a pipe-layer. NBC News, "Rustic sculpture of Melania Trump unveiled in her native Slovenia," 6 July 2019 Luckily for her, the studio she and her husband, sculptor John Stacy, share with their two kids in Gardiner, Montana, borders the Yellowstone River and looks out into the park. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "How art saved Yellowstone—and the landscape still inspires," 26 June 2019 Just ask the sculptors responsible for the notorious Cristiano Ronaldo and Brandi Chastain busts. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Charles Barkley Thinks His New Statue Is Too Skinny," 13 Sep. 2019 The incident startled visitors to the Lower Manhattan landmark that has stood on Broadway near Bowling Green since December 1989, when the sculptor Arturo Di Modica installed the bull in lower Manhattan as a work of guerrilla art. New York Times, "Attack Leaves Wall Street’s Iconic Bull With a Gash on Its Horn," 8 Sep. 2019 The works of master sculptor Park Eun Sun are on display at the Art of the World gallery in River Oaks now through October 5. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Korean sculptor's works on display at River Oaks gallery," 6 Sep. 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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sculptor

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: a person who makes sculptures

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