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List of famous sculptors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sculptors in the world? This includes the most prominent sculptors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Art fanatics will also enjoy famous land art artists and famous Italian Renaissance sculptures. This list of notable sculptors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sculptors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sculptors.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Michelangelo to Auguste Rodin. Featuring American sculptors, modern sculptors, foreign sculptors, and more, this list has it all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known sculptors to the lesser known sculptors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sculptor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sculptors ever?" and "What are the names of famous sculptors?" then you're in the right place. 

Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1475-1564)

Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Poet, Architect Artist, + more

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Nationality: Republic of Florence

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor Architect, + more

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Donatello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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During the early 1400s, he produced sculptures that won him critical acclaim, and he pionerred the field of schiacciato. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1386-1466)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Nationality: Italy, Republic of Florence

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets. Bernini possessed the ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1598-1680)

Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Architect

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

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Auguste Rodin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1840-1917)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Profession: Sculptor

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Alexandros of Antioch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Alexandros of Antioch


Alexandros of Antioch was an otherwise unknown artist of the Hellenistic age who is best known today for the Venus de Milo at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. He is known from several ancient inscriptions including one from a now missing plinth that was a part of the Venus de Milo but was removed ...more

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Praxiteles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Praxiteles


Praxiteles of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus the Elder, was the most renowned of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century BC. He was the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue. While no indubitably attributable sculpture by Praxiteles is extant, numerous copies of his works have ...more

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Birthplace: Athens, Greece

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