Famous Sculptors - List of Famous Sculptors

A sculptor is a visual artist who creates three-dimensional works of art with materials like wood, stone, marble, glass, clay, metal or Plaster of Paris. Statues and abstract shapes are the works of highly skilled, professional sculptors, which are representations of the artist’s moods or feelings or adaptations of two dimensional pictures. Sculptors generally use a number of tools, the most important one being, the chisel. This helps a sculptor carve an object into a desired shape. Their techniques and style vary and one sculptor might specialize in carving small wooden statues, while the other may work to build life-sized statues or artistic pieces. Their work entails extreme artistry, precision and dexterousness and requires extreme hard work and determination. The art of sculpture has existed since the beginning of time and some of the oldest recorded sculptures date back to roughly around 10,000 BC. In modern times, sculptors either work from home or rent out commercial spaces or artist’s studio to produce their work. In order to get both their and talent out to the public, they promote their artistic services through portfolios or through advertisements in the local papers. They also showcase their works at museums at local galleries. Here is a list of famous sculptors. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Sculptors

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Yvonne McGuinnessOctober 12, 1972IrishYvonne McGuinness is an Irish multimedia artist
MichelangeloMarch 6, 1475ItalianMichelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet
Carlos Páez VilaróNovember 1, 1923UruguayanCarlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted Uruguayan artist
Gutzon BorglumMarch 25, 1867AmericanGutzon Borglum was an artist and sculptor from America
Alvar AaltoFebruary 3, 1898FinnsAlvar Aalto was a Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter
Leslie StefansonMay 10, 1971AmericanLeslie Stefanson is an American actress, model and sculptor
Anders ZornFebruary 18, 1860SwedishAnders Zorn was an internationally famous Swedish artist
H. R. GigerFebruary 5, 1940SwissThe famous designer of science fiction movie ‘Alien’, H
Henri MatisseDecember 31, 1869FrenchHenri Matisse was an eminent French artist
Andy GoldsworthyJuly 26, 1956BritishAndy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer

Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel was a renowned French sculptor

FrenchDecember 8, 1864167 views

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor

BritishJanuary 10, 190395 views

Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, illustrator, scale modeler, and amateur boxer

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly was a renowned American painter and sculptor

AmericanApril 25, 1928108 views

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer

BritishJuly 26, 1956193 views

Max Ernst

Max Ernst was a famous German painter, sculptor and graphic artist

GermanApril 2, 1891119 views

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who reveled in painting the nudes

ItalianJuly 12, 1884101 views

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who is known for his distinguished works of art and sculpture

FrenchNovember 12, 1840167 views

Donatello

Donatello was one of the greatest Italian artists of the 15th century

Italian1386102 views

Csaba Markus

Csaba Markus is a Hungarian-American painter, sculptor and artist, who primarily specializes in etching and serigraphy

AmericanJanuary 26, 1953111 views