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List of famous female sculptors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female sculptors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being sculptors. There are thousand of females working as sculptors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sculptors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a sculptor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Myra Musselman Carr, Teresita Fernandez and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all female sculptors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female sculptors?" and "Who are the best female sculptors?"
Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol. As her film career slowed, she established second careers as a photojournalist ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Profession: Sculptor, Pin-up girl, Politician, Photojournalist Actor

Credits: Beat the Devil, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Fan-Fan the Tulip

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Louise Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Louise Jos├ęphine Bourgeois, was a French-American artist and sculptor. She was an influential figure in modern and contemporary art, and among her works of art were large spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. Her largest spider sculpture titled Maman stands at over ...more

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Age: Died at 99 (1911-2010)

Birthplace: France, Paris

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist

Credits: Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine, Louise Bourgeois Art City #1: Making It In Manhattan, + more

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Elyn Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Age: 72

Profession: Sculptor, Artist

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and hostess, who was born into the wealthy Vanderbilt family and married into the Whitney family. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1875-1942)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Sculpture, Art collector

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Barbara Chase-Riboud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Barbara Chase-Riboud, is an internationally acclaimed visual artist, bestselling novelist and award-winning poet. Established as a sculptor, Chase-Riboud attained international recognition with the publication of her first novel, Sally Hemings. The novel has been described as the "first full blown ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Poet, Novelist, Visual Artist

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Gwendolyn Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Gwendolyn Clarine Knight was an American artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in the West Indies. Knight painted throughout her life, but did not start seriously exhibiting her work until the 1970s. Her first retrospective was put on when she was nearly 80 years old. Her teachers in the arts ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados

Profession: Sculptor, Painter

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Vija Celmins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Sculptors
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Vija Celmins is an important Latvian-American visual artist best known for photo-realistic paintings and drawings of natural environments and phenomena such as the ocean, spider webs, star fields, and rocks. Her earlier work included pop sculptures and monochromatic representational paintings. Based ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist

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Ann Hamilton is a visual artist known for large-scale multi-media installations, as well as her work in video, sculpture, photography, textile art, and printmaking. ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Installation Artist, Artist

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