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 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
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, ...more
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