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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
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 ...more

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

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Donatello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (English: Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was an Italian sculptor of the Renaissance. Born in Florence, he ...more

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Auguste Rodin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

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Alexandros of Antioch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Alexandros of Antioch
Alexandros of Antioch (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος) (2nd-1st century BC) was a Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic age.
Praxiteles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Praxiteles
Praxiteles (; Greek: Πραξιτέλης) 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 ...more
Sylvia Shaw Judson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Sylvia Shaw Judson
Sylvia Shaw Judson (1897-1978) was a professional sculptor who worked first in Chicago and later in Lake Forest, IL. She created a broad range of sculptural artworks, notably garden pieces ...more
Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (UK: , US: , Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent ...more

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Bertel Thorvaldsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish: [pæɐ̯tl̩ ˈtˢɒːvælˀsn̩]; 19 November 1770 – 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame and medallist, who spent most of his life ...more
Antonio Canova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Antonio Canova
Antonio Canova was an Italian sculptor from the Republic of Venice who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh. The epitome of the neoclassical style, his ...more
Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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H. R. Giger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Hans Ruedi Giger ( GHEE-gər; German: [ˈɡiːɡər]; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss painter, best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold biomechanical ...more

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Constantin Brâncuș... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨŋˈkuʃʲ] (listen); February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. ...more
Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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El Greco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos]; October 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco ("The Greek"), was a ...more

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Juan Gris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (23 March 1887 – 11 May 1927), better known as Juan Gris (Spanish: [ˈxwan ˈɡɾis]; French: [gʀi]), was a Spanish painter born ...more

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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquis of Tàpies (Catalan: [ənˈtɔni ˈtapi.əs]; 13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of ...more

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Fernando Botero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Born in Medellín, his signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and ...more
Jean-Antoine Houdon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Jean-Antoine Houdon
Jean-Antoine Houdon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃n‿ɑ̃twan udɔ̃]) (25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of ...more
Edgar Degas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Alberto Giacometti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Alberto Giacometti (UK: , US: , Italian: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and ...more

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Edmonia Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Mary Edmonia Lewis (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. Born free in New York, she was the first woman of ...more