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List of Famous Sculptors

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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. 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 Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol.

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. (638 items)

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    Leonardo da Vinci
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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: Europe, Vinci, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, + more
    • Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more
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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
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    Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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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 ability ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1598-1680)
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Profession: Architect
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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 became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Tootsie, Saturday Night Live, Blood for Dracula, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Chelsea Girls, + more
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    Auguste Rodin
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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
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Alexandros of Antioch

    Alexandros of Antioch
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    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 and ...more

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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 since ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1475-1564)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Province of Arezzo, Italy, Southern Europe, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Poet, Architect, Artist, + more
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    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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    Sylvia Shaw Judson

    Sylvia Shaw Judson
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    Sylvia Shaw Judson, also known as Sylvia Shaw Haskins, was an American sculptor and teacher.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1897-1978)
    • Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States of America
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    Pablo Picasso
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    Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1881-1973)
    • Birthplace: Hispania, Málaga, Europe, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Scenic Designer, Painter, Printmaker, Artist
    • Credits: The Testament of Orpheus, Wie man Wünsche beim Schwanz packt
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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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    H. R. Giger
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    Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien. He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1940-2014)
    • Birthplace: Chur, Switzerland
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Designer, Film Director
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    Constantin Brâncuși
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    Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1876-1957)
    • Birthplace: Peștișani, Romania
    • Profession: Sculptor, Artist
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    Lois Hamilton
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    Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1952-1999)
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Sculptor, Pilot, Painter, Model, Author, + more
    • Credits: Stripes, Summer Rental, The Sunshine Boys, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Armed Response, + more
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    Josh Blue
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    Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Cameroon
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Mind of Mencia, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Cash
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    El Greco
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    El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, often adding the word ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1541-1614)
    • Birthplace: Kingdom of Candia
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Artist
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    Juan Gris
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    José Victoriano González-Pérez, better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid who lived and worked in France most of his life. Closely connected to the innovative artistic genre Cubism, his works are among the movement's most distinctive.more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1887-1927)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, + more
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
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    Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
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    Fernando Botero
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    Fernando Botero Angulo is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and ...more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America
    • Profession: Artist
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    Edmonia Lewis
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    Edmonia Lewis was an African American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome. She gained fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American Indian people into Neoclassical style sculpture. In ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1845-1907)
    • Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Artist
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