sculp·tor | \ˈskəlp-tər \

Definition of sculptor 

: an artist who makes sculptures

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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 The series tracks Trnka's growing sophistication as a sculptor and designer, tackling one fantastic story after another and generating high drama from his simple but gracefully realized puppets. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Animator Jiří Trnka created magical worlds amid stifling communist censorship," 31 May 2018 As an Italian, Posh hails from a distinguished line of cultural reference points — painters, sculptors, philosophers, singers, popes. Chris Erskine,, "Our house is a Renaissance smile — sly, fetching and a little troubled. Come on in!," 25 May 2018 Considering painters and sculptors in groups generates invidious hierarchies—most innovative, most original—that can relegate accomplished but less than dazzling artists to the sidelines. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "Abstract Expressionism’s Forgotten Sculptor," 3 Apr. 2018 Artists in Residence have ranged from painters and sculptors to jewelry designers, bakers, glass artists, chocolatiers and craftsmen, offering the community unique learning opportunities and insight into an array of specialties. Smithsonian, "See a full list of upcoming events at Palmetto Bluff," 1 Apr. 2018 Shaw had endowed his flower girl with a much greater gift than a good ear: the ability to be free of her own sculptor. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?," 8 July 2018 There are also dresses which reinterpret the work of sculptor Lorenzo Quinn and modern British artist Marc Quinn, whose Arctic Fox Grounds of Hampstead is owned by one of Khan’s 200-strong roster of couture clients. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Skirts of Art: Farah Khan’s Go on Show at London’s Halcyon Gallery," 28 June 2018 And on a rainy day, a visit to the Rudolph Tegner Museum in Dronningmølle is a must, where the figurative work of early-20th-century Symbolist sculptor Rudolph Tegner fills a modernist cement bunker. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Summer on Denmark's Northern Coast," 22 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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: a person who makes sculptures

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