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List of the most notable and famous Sculptors in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Sculptors worldwide and top Sculptors in America can be found on this list in alphabetical order. From reputable Sculptors to the lesser known Sculptors in history and today, these are the top Sculptors in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Sculptors in the world?". The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Anna Hyatt Huntington and John Maine. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. (85 Items)

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Alfred Nossig
1864
Author, Statistician, Artist More
Lviv, Ukraine, Lviv Oblast More
Male
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Ann Christopher
1947
Artist, Sculptor
Watford, United Kingdom, England More
United Kingdom
Female
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Anna Hyatt Huntington
1876
Sculptor
Cambridge, United States of America, Middlesex County More
United States of America
Female
 4

Anna Mahler
1904
Sculptor
Vienna, Austria, Earth More
Austria
Female
 5

Arman
1928
Artist, Painter, Sculptor More
Nice, France, Alpes-Maritimes More
United States of America, France
Male
 6

Auguste Rodin
1840
Sculptor
Paris, France, Île-de-France More
France
Male
 7

Avard Fairbanks
1897
Professor, Artist, Sculptor
Provo, Utah, Utah County More
 8

Barbara Chase-Riboud
1939
Novelist, Poet, Sculptor More
Philadelphia, United States of America, Pennsylvania
United States of America
Female
 9

Benvenuto Cellini
1500
Sculptor
Florence, Italy, Tuscany More
Italy
Male
 10

Bertil Thorvaldsen
Artist, Sculptor
Denmark
 11

Bill Reid
1920
Artist, Sculptor, Jeweller
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Canada
Male
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