Famous American Sculptors

Find out more about the greatest American Sculptors, including Leslie Stefanson, Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Hardy, Jasper Johns and George Segal.

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 1 Leslie Stefanson

Leslie Stefanson.
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Famous As: Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

Leslie Stefanson is an American model, artist, and actress. She achieved popularity after playing important roles in popular films, such as The General's Daughter. A multi-talented personality, Leslie Stefanson also makes terracotta and bronze sculptures in New York City and Los Angeles.

 2 Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder.
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: July 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lawnton
Died: November 11, 1976

 3 Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons.
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: January 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: York

 4 Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis.
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Famous As: sculptor
Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County
Died: September 17, 1907

 5 Wes Borland

Wes Borland.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

 6 Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum.
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 25, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Charles, Idaho, United States
Died: March 6, 1941

 7 Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augusta
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 8 George Montgomery

George Montgomery
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brady, Pondera County, Montana Pondera County Montana, U.S.
Died: December 12, 2000

 9 Donald Judd

Donald Judd
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Famous As: Artist, Architect, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: June 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Excelsior Springs
Died: February 12, 1994

Donald Judd was an American artist widely regarded as one of the most prominent international exponents of minimalism. He is credited with founding a contemporary art museum named Chinati Foundation which houses the collection of popular artists like Carl Andre, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Long, and John Wesley. Judd also contributed as a teacher at many academic institutions in the USA.

 10 Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly.
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Famous As: Praemium Imperiale
Birthdate: April 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington city
Died: July 5, 2011

 11 Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 10, 2010

 12 Frank Stella

Frank Stella
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: May 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Malden

 13 Sol Lewitt

Sol Lewitt
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: September 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 8, 2007

 14 Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer
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Famous As: Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: July 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gallipolis

 15 Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington
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Famous As: Sculptor, Writer, Painter
Birthdate: October 4, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York
Died: December 26, 1909

 16 Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect
Birthdate: January 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 4, 1970

Barnett Newman was an American artist widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in abstract expressionism. Although his work was unappreciated for much of his life, it served as a major influence on several younger artists like Bob Law, Frank Stella, and Donald Judd.

 17 Daniel Chester French

Daniel Chester French
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: April 20, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter
Died: October 7, 1931

 18 William Steig

William Steig
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Famous As: Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 3, 2003

 19 Don Gummer

Don Gummer.
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Don Gummer, husband of actor Meryl Streep, is a talented sculptor who is known for his free-standing sculptures in bronze. He initially focused on wall-mounted and table-top pieces. An avid philanthropist, he has donated to various charitable organizations such as the Silver Mountain Arts Foundation, along with Meryl.

 20 Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell
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Famous As: Film director, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nyack
Died: December 29, 1972

 21 Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: March 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

 22 Charles Marion Russell

Charles Marion Russell
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Famous As: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: March 19, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: October 24, 1926

 23 Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newburgh (city), New York
Died: December 27, 2015

 24 Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana
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Famous As: Costume designer, Painter, Sculptor, Postage stamp designer
Birthdate: September 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Castle

 25 Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney
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Famous As: Artist, Sculptor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco

 26 Beatrice Wood

Beatrice Wood
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 3, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: March 12, 1998

 27 Richard Serra

Richard Serra
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: November 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco

 28 Emilie Benes Brzezinski

Emilie Benes Brzezinski
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Famous As: artist, sculptor
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Geneva

 29 Jim Dine

Jim Dine
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker
Birthdate: June 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati

 30 Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs
Died: March 26, 1962

 31 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 1, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: August 3, 1907

 32 Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

 33 Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: December 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Wayne

 34 Kate Millett

Kate Millett
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: September 6, 2017

 35 Luis Jiménez

Luis Jiménez
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 13, 2006

 36 Ginger Gilmour

Ginger Gilmour
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Famous As: Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 37 Carl Andre

Carl Andre
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Writer, Poet
Birthdate: September 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy

 38 Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuremberg

 39 Cécilia Rodhe

Cécilia Rodhe
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Famous As: Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 40 Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norwalk, California, United States
Died: August 5, 2013

 41 Dorothea Margaret Tanning

Dorothea Margaret Tanning
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.
Died: January 31, 2012

Remembered for her surrealist paintings, sculptor and painter Dorothea Margaret Tanning seemed to have recreated her visions and dreams through her art. Most of her works showcase unreal situations, with motifs such as gigantic flowers and doors. Her iconic installation Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202 showcases her sculpting skills.

 42 Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, US

 43 Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin
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Famous As: Artist, Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: April 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 29, 1996
American minimalist artist, Dan Flavin was a leading exponent of Minimalist art and his works offered formal and conceptual investigation of space and light. He was famous for creating sculptural objects and installations by arranging commercial fluorescent bulbs into differing geometric compositions. Today, his works are displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago, Dia: Beacon in New York, among others.

 44 Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Charles

 45 Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Hyatt Huntington
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 10, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 4, 1973

 46 David Smith

David Smith
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Decatur, Indiana, United States
Died: May 23, 1965

 47 Korczak Ziolkowski

Korczak Ziolkowski
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: September 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 20, 1982

 48 Duane Hanson

Duane Hanson
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Famous As: Sculptor, Artist
Birthdate: January 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria
Died: January 6, 1996

 49 Michael Heizer

Michael Heizer
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: November 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley

 50 John McCracken

John McCracken
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: April 8, 2011