Famous Sculptors in History

Historical Events

  • 1831-03-02 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

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1879-02-18 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

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1880-08-16 The French state commissions sculptor Auguste Rodin for a large sculpted doorway 'The Gates of Hell' for the proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1919-08-04 Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 307

  • 1400-12-22 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
  • 1435-10-20 Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca

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1452-04-15 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary, born in Vinci, Florence, Italy (d. 1519)

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1469-05-19 Giovanni della Robbia, Italian sculptor
  • 1493-11-12 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)
  • 1500-11-01 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
  • 1511-06-18 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect
  • 1527-11-18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
  • 1577-09-06 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 1595-11-27 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect
  • 1597-01-12 François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • 1598-07-31 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)

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1598-12-07 Giovanni Bernini, Naples, Kingdom of Naples, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), (d. 1680)

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1601-03-19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • 1609-08-30 Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised
  • 1612-09-28 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1625-06-06 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor
  • 1625-11-20 Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised
  • 1637-10-20 Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
  • 1640-09-29 Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
  • 1648-04-04 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • 1652-07-02 Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
  • 1652-08-10 Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
  • 1658-01-09 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • 1660-05-20 Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
  • 1669-07-04 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
  • 1677-04-25 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
  • 1682-04-22 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
  • 1684-02-24 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • 1686-04-28 Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
  • 1688-09-12 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  • 1697-03-30 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
  • 1700-06-04 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor
  • 1700-10-10 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • 1706-02-12 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • 1710-05-23 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
  • 1714-01-26 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
  • 1714-01-28 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • 1716-12-01 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1717-06-20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1722-07-16 Joseph Wilton, sculptor
  • 1731-12-26 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
  • 1734-03-01 Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
  • 1737-08-11 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • 1740-06-18 Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor
  • 1740-09-07 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor (d. 1814)
  • 1740-11-24 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1741-03-20 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • 1742-10-12 Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor
  • 1753-11-06 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1755-07-06 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1757-11-01 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor
  • 1764-05-20 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
  • 1770-11-19 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • 1777-01-02 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  • 1788-03-12 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
  • 1790-06-19 John Gibson, British (?) sculptor
  • 1792-02-23 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
  • 1795-02-10 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
  • 1796-09-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
  • 1805-06-29 Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • 1805-09-06 Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)
  • 1807-02-08 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • 1808-02-26 Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • 1810-07-11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor
  • 1810-12-13 Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
  • 1814-03-22 Thomas Crawford, US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
  • 1815-02-21 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
  • 1816-07-11 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • 1817-03-01 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • 1819-06-03 Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1827-05-11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1828-01-28 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
  • 1830-10-09 Harriet Hosmer, sculptor
  • 1830-11-23 Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
  • 1831-04-12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1831-09-07 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
  • 1832-01-06 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1834-07-19 Edgar Degas, France, impressionist painter, sculptor and artist

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1834-08-02 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • 1835-01-03 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
  • 1837-10-18 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter

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1840-11-12 Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin

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1841-02-25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1841-04-13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • 1843-10-21 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)
  • 1846-08-23 Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • 1847-10-06 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor
  • 1848-03-01 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
  • 1849-06-08 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
  • 1850-04-20 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1854-08-12 Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
  • 1855-07-30 James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
  • 1857-02-18 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1858-06-20 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
  • 1858-09-12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1860-02-18 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1860-02-21 Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
  • 1860-04-29 Lorado Taft, US, sculptor (Black Hawk)

Famous Weddings


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1875-12-15 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island

  • 1876-12-29 Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie

HeartWedding of Interest

1917-01-29 Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-06-21 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-09-30 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-05-23 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

  • 2005-08-30 "Squeeze" band founder Jools Holland (47) weds sculptor Christabel McEwen at St. James Church in Cooling, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

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  • 1256-06-13 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1438-10-20 Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 1455-12-01 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77

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1466-12-13 Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)

Sculptor Donatello
Sculptor
Donatello
  • 1482-02-10 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
  • 1488-10-07 Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52
  • 1519-09-21 Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49
  • 1522-08-27 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • 1531-07-08 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1560-02-07 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)

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1564-02-18 Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1566-08-04 Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies
  • 1570-11-27 Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1571-02-14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
  • 1585-10-06 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1592-04-22 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 80
  • 1596-05-27 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
  • 1620-06-29 John Aerts, Flemish sculptor
  • 1625-11-14 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1626-12-15 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1640-10-26 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
  • 1646-04-10 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • 1647-08-24 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • 1654-06-10 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 58
  • 1658-12-26 Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78
  • 1660-12-03 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1662-04-04 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • 1667-08-03 Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
  • 1667-09-03 Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
  • 1668-08-09 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 1668-08-23 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies

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1680-11-28 Giovanni Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1686-07-10 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • 1686-07-11 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1700-11-30 Artus II Quellinus [Quellien/"the Young], Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1701-03-28 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1715-09-01 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • 1720-10-10 Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
  • 1721-01-07 Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]
  • 1721-09-08 Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
  • 1731-03-08 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
  • 1738-02-15 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • 1742-07-19 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • 1746-02-20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • 1748-04-12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
  • 1759-02-15 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
  • 1759-05-12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
  • 1759-07-25 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
  • 1762-01-11 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • 1768-04-19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • 1771-03-08 Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
  • 1776-05-04 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717)
  • 1777-06-22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1777-07-13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1783-05-03 Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
  • 1784-07-15 Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
  • 1785-08-21 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies
  • 1790-01-02 Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
  • 1799-08-07 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1801-03-25 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • 1802-11-12 Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62
  • 1809-05-08 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
  • 1810-09-09 Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1821-02-23 Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies
  • 1822-10-13 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1825-06-13 Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1826-12-07 John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
  • 1828-07-15 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  • 1833-01-17 William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
  • 1844-03-24 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • 1850-01-27 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1856-01-05 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • 1856-07-04 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1857-12-03 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1858-06-15 Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1866-01-27 John Gibson, sculptor, dies
  • 1867-03-02 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
  • 1874-08-27 John Henry Foley, sculptor, dies
  • 1875-06-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
  • 1875-10-12 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • 1881-04-19 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
  • 1882-06-25 François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
  • 1882-07-11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • 1891-01-31 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1893-01-16 Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
  • 1902-07-14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1904-01-10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1904-10-04 Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), dies
  • 1904-12-24 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
  • 1905-02-04 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1905-04-04 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1907-08-03 August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
  • 1911-12-11 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • 1915-06-05 Brzeska, sculptor, dies
  • 1915-09-27 Kaspar C E Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austrian sculptor, dies at 84
  • 1916-01-08 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1916-07-11 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies

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1917-11-17 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1919-02-06 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • 1919-09-06 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55