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?"
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 feet and has been installed in numerous locations around the world. She became recognized as the founder of confessional art. In the late 1940s, after moving to New York City with her American husband, Robert Goldwater, she turned to sculpture. Her works often express themes of betrayal, anxiety, and loneliness. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 99 (1911-2010)
Birthplace: France, Parissee more on Louise Bourgeois
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 on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 67 (1875-1942)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney