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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Jacopo della Quercia provides an authoritative guide to one of the great neglected sculptors of the fifteenth century.
▪ Nestled in artfully landscaped woods in Westchester County are works by some of the greatest sculptors of this century.
▪ The choice of the Athenian for this work was made when the Peloponnese too had its great sculptors.
▪ The city was and is home to many great painters, sculptors, poets and composers ... a city of romance.
▪ One of the great sculptors of the period was Andrija Buvina.
▪ An accomplished sculptor, he sought materials that might be easier to work with than scrape-tapered bamboo and hand-made papers.
▪ First, the sculptor always intended that the piece should be fitted to the space once it arrived on site.
▪ Most Roman sculptors were very cautious about supporting large blocks of marble.
▪ Once again she got the distinct impression that he didn't want to talk about the sculptor.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sculptor \Sculp"tor\, n. [L. sculptor, fr. sculpere, sculptum, to carve; cf. scalpere to cut, carve, scratch, and Gr. ? to carve: cf. F. sculpteur.]

  1. One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.

  2. Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1630s, from Latin sculptor "one who cuts or carves," agent noun from sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Fem. form sculptress attested from 1660s.


n. A person who sculpts. An artist who produces sculpture.

  1. n. an artist who creates sculptures [syn: sculpturer, carver, statue maker]

  2. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus

Sculptor (constellation)

Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. It represents a sculptor. It was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. He originally named it Apparatus Sculptoris (the sculptor's studio), but the name was later shortened.

Sculptor (disambiguation)

A sculptor is an artist who specializes in sculpture.

Sculptor may also refer to:

Sculptor (Chinese astronomy)

The modern constellation Sculptor is not included in the Three Enclosures and Twenty-Eight Mansions system of traditional Chinese uranography because its stars are too far south for observers in China to know about them prior to the introduction of Western star charts. Based on the work of Xu Guangqi and the German Jesuit missionary Johann Adam Schall von Bell in the late Ming Dynasty, this constellation has been classified as one of the 23 Southern Asterisms (近南極星區, Jìnnánjíxīngōu) under the name Firebird (蛇首, Huōdiǎo), together with the stars in Phoenix.

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 玉夫座 (yù fū zuò), meaning "jade worker constellation".

Usage examples of "sculptor".

It is not possible that an artist working in the years 1580-1585 should present to us traces of the archaism which even the most advanced sculptors of half a century earlier had not wholly lost.

He gazes balefully at the mess, waving his hands in vague curves like a sculptor seeing a shape in a rough block of marble.

I had assumed too hastily that this chapel was done just after the 1590 edition of Caccia had been published, and just before Tabachetti left for Crea in 1590 or 1591, whereas it now appears that it was done about 1610, during a short visit paid by the sculptor to Varallo some twenty years after he had left it.

From Dunedin the Alert and her noisome crew had darted eagerly forth as if imperiously summoned, and on the other side of the earth poets and artists had begun to dream of a strange, dank Cyclopean city whilst a young sculptor had moulded in his sleep the form of the dreaded Cthulhu.

His sorrow was understandable, considering that Warrendale had personally located Drock, and sent the police to the studio to aid the sculptor.

Those ducks of late had been all definitely painters, etchers, or sculptors, so that her impatience with the Forsytes and their hopelessly inartistic outlook had become intense.

His dark brown hair, in those hyacinthine curls which Grecian poets have celebrated, and which Grecian sculptors have immortalised, clustered over his brow, which, however, they only partially concealed.

Library at Laon, asserts that we owe the knots and interlacements to the influence of the painters, sculptors, and mosaicists of Rome.

And now, to play havoc with the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens, where shall I find a skeely sculptor to model this head of mine?

The skyscape, as if under the hand of a dissatisfied sculptor, kept re-creating its cauliflower fields, snowy mountains, foamy forests, and lakes of mist.

Some shrouded in their long and golden hair, As if not dead, but slumbering quietly Like forms which sculptors carve, then love to agony.

John Thomas Steadman -- a craftsman, idealist, sculptor and, like so many others before him, humble plagiarist -- and his new wife, Gloria, the daughter of a Giggleswick mayor and Plombier Provocateur, Gordon Twing, and his wife, Doreen.

Then he is like the uncarved block before the sculptor shapes him, and in so doing spoils the block.

The same sculptor, who unweariedly refines day after day to put in marble the image which haunts him, forms no such image of a woman whom he seeks unceasingly, or, if he does, he descends on one of the first twenty he meets and thinks he adores her.

He babbled on, quite entertainingly, about Veit Stoss and Tilman Riemenschneider and other German sculptors.