Women Sculptors

Throughout history, there have been many women sculptors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female sculptors such as Leslie Stefanson, Camille Claudel, Barbara Hepworth, Gina Lollobrigida, Yayoi Kusama.The women sculptors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Käthe Kollwitz

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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Lithographer, Poster artist, Autobiographer, Graphic artist
Birthdate: July 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: April 22, 1945

 2 Malvina Hoffman

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 15, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 10, 1966

 3 Janet Scudder

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 1940

 4 Yvonne McGuinness

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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: October 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish
Irish visual artist Yvonne McGuinness is renowned for her video installations and prints. Most of her art works revolve around themes of conflict between revealing and hiding one’s true self. She has also made several short films, such as Charlie's Place. She is married to Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

 5 Leslie Stefanson

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Famous As: Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

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.

 6 Gina Lollobrigida

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Famous As: Actor, Photographer, Sculptor, Journalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian

 7 Edmonia Lewis

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Famous As: sculptor
Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 17, 1907
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 8 Camille Claudel

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: October 19, 1943

French sculptor Camille Claudel is also popularly known as legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin’s student, mistress, and muse. Claudel also contributed to many of Rodin’s masterpieces but never got any credit for it. After her relationship with Rodin soured, she became alienated and eventually died in an asylum.

 9 Dora Maar

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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 16, 1997

Born to a French mother and a Croatian father, Dora Maar spent her childhood in Argentina and later studied art in Paris. The renowned surrealist artist and photographer later gained fame as Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse, and was featured in his paintings such as Weeping Woman.

 10 Louise Bourgeois

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, American
Died: May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist best remembered for her large-scale installation art and sculpture. Also a prolific printmaker and painter, Bourgeois explored a variety of themes, such as sexuality and death. In 1997, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 11 Barbara Hepworth

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: May 20, 1975
English sculptor Barbara Hepworth, CBE and DBE, was a prominent figure in Modern Art. A Royal College of Art alumna, she used bronze, marble, and wood to create masterpieces such as Single Form and Family of Man, which adorn various venues. She died in a fire at her studio.

 12 Kate Millett

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: September 6, 2017

 13 Ginger Gilmour

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Famous As: Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 14 Jenny Holzer

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Famous As: Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: July 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 15 Sophie Taeuber-Arp

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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: January 13, 1943

 16 Niki de Saint Phalle

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: May 21, 2002

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. She gained prominence as a monumental sculptor as not many women were renowned for their skills as monumental sculptors. Also remembered for her social work, Niki was one of the earliest artists to spread awareness about AIDS through art. She also wrote extensively in English and French.

 17 Ruth Asawa

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 5, 2013

 18 Rosa Bonheur

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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: March 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: May 25, 1899

 19 Eva Hesse

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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: May 29, 1970

 20 Beatrice Wood

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 3, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 12, 1998

 21 Emilie Benes Brzezinski

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Famous As: artist, sculptor
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Nationality: American

 22 Rachel Whiteread

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: April 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 23 Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 1988

 24 Elizabeth Catlett

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Famous As: Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter
Birthdate: April 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mexican
Died: April 2, 2012

 25 Augusta Savage

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 26, 1962

 26 Kiki Smith

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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 27 Dorothea Margaret Tanning

Dorothea Margaret Tanning
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 31, 2012

 28 Sarah Sze

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Nationality: American

 29 Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
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Famous As: Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist
Birthdate: July 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: December 15, 1927

 30 Sarah Lucas

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Nationality: British

 31 Vanessa Beecroft

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Famous As: Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Birthdate: April 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 32 Magdalena Abakanowicz

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Famous As: Sculptor, Textile artist, Athletics competitor, University teacher
Birthdate: June 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Polish
Died: April 20, 2017

 33 Marisol

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: May 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 2016

 34 Vinnie Ream

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: September 25, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 12, 1914

 35 Audrey Flack

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 36 Wangechi Mutu

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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: June 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Kenyan

 37 Nancy Holt

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 8, 2014

 38 Lynda Benglis

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 39 Rebecca Horn

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Famous As: Sculptor, Choreographer, Film director
Birthdate: March 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 40 Kenojuak Ashevak

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
Died: January 8, 2013

 41 Colleen Madamombe

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Died: May 31, 2009

 42 Anna Hyatt Huntington

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 10, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 4, 1973

 43 Marie Bashkirtseff

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 24, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ukrainian, Russian
Died: October 31, 1884

 44 Elisabet Ney

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 26, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, American
Died: June 29, 1907

 45 Eva Zeisel

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Famous As: Sculptor, Ceramist
Birthdate: November 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Hungarian
Died: December 30, 2011

 46 Elisabeth Frink

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 1993

 47 Lygia Clark

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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, University teacher, Performance artist
Birthdate: October 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: April 25, 1988

 48 Isa Genzken

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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: November 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German

 49 Lee Bontecou

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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 50 Marianne Brandt

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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: June 18, 1983