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Famous Female Sculptors

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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?"


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    Gina Lollobrigida
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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 and ...more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
    • Profession: Sculptor, Pin-up girl, Politician, Photojournalist, Actor
    • Credits: Beat the Devil, Solomon and Sheba, A Hundred and One Nights, One Hundred and One Nights, Bread, + more
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    Louise Bourgeois
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    Louise Joséphine 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 30 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 99 (1911-2010)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • 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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    • Age: age 70
    • Profession: Sculptor, Artist
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    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
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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
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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: age 76
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Poet, Novelist, Visual Artist
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    Gwendolyn Knight
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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 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 in ...more

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    • Age: 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: age 59
    • Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Installation Artist, Artist
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    Janine Antoni is a contemporary artist, who creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography. Antoni's works focus mostly on process and the transitions between the making and finished product. She often uses her body, as an entity or paying particular attention to body parts as tools, ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Freeport, Bahamas
    • Profession: Sculptor, Installation Artist, Artist
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    Melanie Yazzie is a Navajo sculptor, painter and printmaker.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Ganado, Arizona, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker
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    Ethel K. Myers (1881 - 1960) was an American sculptor and painter. She was born Lillian Cochran in Brooklyn, New York in 1881, and later given the name "Mae Ethel Klinck" after she was adopted. She married American artist Jerome Myers in October, 1905.more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
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    Sarah Sze is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York City. Sze uses ordinary objects to create sculptures and site-specific installations. She was the United States Representative for the Venice Biennale, the 55th International Art Exhibition, in 2013.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Carlota De Camargo Nascimento (Loty)
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    Carlota De Camargo Nascimento (Loty) was a Brazilian sculptor and poet. Carlota de Camargo Nascimento and the bust of gipsy Carlota was born in Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil. She studied in Escola Nacional de Belas Artes under the great master and director of the school Rodolfo Bernardelli, an innovator in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1904-1974)
    • Profession: Sculptor, Poet
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    Cynthia Ona Innis is an American painter, sculptor and visual artist raised in San Diego and based out of Oakland. Her work has been described as "paintings one doesn't look at so much as immerse oneself in", as well as "sensual", "organic" and "science fiction-y" where "a futuristic heaven-meets-hell".more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Visual Artist
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    Magdalena Abakanowicz
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    Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She is notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland from 1965 to 1990 and a visiting professor at University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Abakanowicz currently ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Falentyn
    • Profession: Sculptor, Visual Artist
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    Hannah Frank was an artist and sculptor from Glasgow, Scotland.more

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    • Age: Died at 100 (1908-2008)
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Sculptor, Artist
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    Fiona Margaret Hall, AO is an Australian artistic photographer and sculptor. Hall is representing Australia in the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2015.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Oatley, Australia
    • Profession: Sculptor, Photographer
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    Gabriela von Habsburg
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    Gabriela von Habsburg, also known as Archduchess Gabriela of Austria, is the granddaughter of Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria. She is also a prolific abstract sculptor, working mainly in stainless steel as well as stone-printed lithography. She was the Ambassador of Georgia to Germany from 2009 ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Luxembourg District, Luxembourg, Eurasia, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Anna Mahler
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    Anna Justine Mahler was an Austrian sculptor.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1904-1988)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Bessie Potter Vonnoh
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    Bessie Potter Vonnoh was an American sculptor best known for her small bronzes, mostly of domestic scenes, and for her garden fountains.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1872-1955)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Sculptor, Artist
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