Art 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. 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

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

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

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
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 ...more

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

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

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

Sylvia Shaw Judson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Sylvia Shaw Judson Sylvia Shaw Judson, also known as Sylvia Shaw Haskins, was an American sculptor and teacher.

Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Bertel Thorvaldsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life in Italy. Thorvaldsen was born in Copenhagen into a Danish/Icelandic family of humble means, and was ...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
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. As her film career ...more

H. R. Giger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Constantin Brâncuși is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Lois Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Lois Hamilton was an American model, author, aviator, artist and actress.

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
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 ...more

Juan Gris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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.

Fernando Botero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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, ...more

Jean-Antoine Houdon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Jean-Antoine Houdon Jean-Antoine Houdon was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Houdon's ...more

Edgar Degas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He ...more

Alberto Giacometti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to ...more

Edmonia Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Lynda Benglis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Lynda Benglis Lynda Benglis is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. She currently lives between New York City; Santa Fe; Kastelorizo, ...more

Marc Quinn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Marc Quinn is a British artist and a member of a loose group known as the Young British Artists. He is known for Alison Lapper Pregnant, Self, and Garden. Quinn has used blood, ice and faeces to ...more

Rachel Whiteread is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Rachel Whiteread, CBE is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She was the first woman to win the annual Turner Prize in 1993. Whiteread is ...more

Kiki Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Kiki Smith Kiki Smith is a German–American artist. Her work has addressed the themes of birth and regeneration. Her figurative work of the late 1980s and early 1990s clashed with cultural taboos ...more

Lorenzo Ghiberti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Lorenzo Ghiberti, born Lorenzo di Bartolo, was a Florentine Italian artist of the Early Renaissance best known as the creator of the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by ...more

Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.

George Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
George Montgomery was an American painter, sculptor, furniture craftsman, and stuntman who is best known as an actor in western style film and television.

Louise Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous 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 ...more

Robert De Niro, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Robert Henry De Niro, better known as Robert De Niro, Sr. was an American abstract expressionist painter and the father of actor Robert De Niro.

Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Herb Alpert is a theatrical producer.

Felipe Bigarny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Felipe Bigarny, also known as Felipe Vigarny, Felipe Biguerny or Felipe de Borgoña, etc. and sometimes referred to as El Borgoñón, was a sculptor born in Burgundy but who ...more

Elyn Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Sculptors

Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Mark Norman Reedus, better known as Norman Reedus, is an American model-turned-actor. He is most recognized for his role as Daryl Dixon. Reedus is also well known for his Prada clothing modeling ...more

Jonathan Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. While training in medicine, and specializing in ...more

Paul Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Richard Serra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Richard Serra is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal. Serra was involved in the Process Art Movement. He lives and works ...more

Danny Denzongpa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Tshering Phintso "Danny" Denzongpa is an Indian actor of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent, working in Bollywood films though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Telugu and Tamil films as ...more

Niki de Saint Phalle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Niki de Saint Phalle was a French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker.

Alexei Khvostenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Alexei Khvostenko was a Russian avant-garde poet, singer-songwriter, artist and sculptor. Khvostenko is also frequently referred to by the nickname Khvost, meaning "tail".

Jeff Koons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Jeffrey "Jeff" Koons is an American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects—such as balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and ...more

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more

Xander Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Alexander Calder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor ...more

Daniel Stern is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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Barbara Chase-Riboud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Sculptors
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 ...more