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The great sculptors through the ages
Classical Greek Sculpture • V - I centuries BCE
- Myron (mid 5th-century BCE) One of the greatest sculptors of Early Classical Greek sculpture. Famous sculpture: the disc thrower known as Discobolus (c.425 BCE).
- Phidias (488-431 BCE). One of the greatest sculptors of Classical Antiquity, and the greatest carver of High Classical Greek sculpture. Famous sculptures: Athena at the Parthenon, Athens; the colossal figures of Zeus at Olympia (one of the Seven Wonders of the World).
- Polyklitus (5th century BCE) One of the most important and greatest sculptors of classical antiquity. Famous sculpture: The Doryphoros or Canon of Sikyon.
- Praxiteles (375-335 BCE) One of the most famous and greatest sculptors of ancient Greece. Fanous sculptures: Hermes with the Infant Dionysius and Aphrodite of Knidus.
- Leochares (4th Century BCE) Leading figures in Athenian Hellenistic Greek sculpture of the 4th century BCE. Famous sculptures: Diana of Versailles and Apollo Belvedere.
- Lysippos (c.395-305 BCE) One of the greatest sculptors of the Late Classical period of Greek sculpture. Famous sculpture: Socrates.
- Hagesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus (mid 1st-century BCE) Three sculptors from the island of Rhodes. Famous sculpture: Laocoon and His Sons (c.42-20 BCE), One of the two most famous sculpture from Ancient Greece (the other is Venus of Milo).
Roman Sculpture • I century BCE - IV century CE
Middle Ages Sculpture • V to XIV centuries
- Nicola Pisano (c.1220/1225 – c. 1278) Italian sculptor, sometimes considered to be the founder of modern sculpture.
- Giovanni Pisano (c. 1250 – c. 1315) Italian sculptor, painter and architect.
- Luca della Robbia (1399 – 1482) Italian sculptor from Florence, noted for his terra-cotta roundels.
XV Century Sculpture
- Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446). Architect, engineer, sculptor; designed Dome of Florence Cathedral.
- Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 – 1455). Florentine sculptor, International Gothic and classical style; Gates of Paradise.
- Donatello (1386-1466). The greatest sculptor of the Early Renaissance. Gattamelata of Padua
- Leonardo da Vinci (Apr. 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519). Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer Greatest Renaissance oil painter/draftsman.
XVI Century Sculpture
- Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564). Greatest Renaissance sculptor, his famous sculptures: Pieta, David and Moses, and painter, renowned for his Genesis and Last Judgement Sistine Chapel frescoes in Rome.
- Giambologna (1529 – 1608). The hugely influential Mannerist sculptor: worked in Rome and Florence.
XVII Century Sculpture
- Giovanni Bernini (1598 – 1680). The dominant sculptor and architect of the Counter-Reformation Baroque.
XVIII Century Sculpture
XIX Century Sculpture
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (Aug. 2, 1834 – Oct. 4, 1904) French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.
- Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917), French sculptor, generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture. Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community.
- Mahonri Macintosh Young (1877 – 1957) American sculptor and artist from Utah. Lived most of his life in New York City. Was the Grandson of Brigham Young. Young is one of the best-known artists from Utah
XX Century Sculpture
- Sir Jacob Epstein KBE (1880 – 1959) American-born British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture.
- חנה אורלוף Chana Orloff (1888 – 1968) Ukraine-born Israeli figurative sculptor.
- Jacques (Chaim Jacob) Lipchitz (1891-1973) A Cubist sculptor. One of the most acclaimed and innovative sculptors of the twentieth century.
- Henry Moore OM CH FBA (1898 – 1986) English sculptor and artist. Best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.
- Yitzhak Danziger יצחק דנציגר; (1916 – 1977) Israeli sculptor. One of the pioneer sculptors of the Canaanite Movement, and later joined the "Ofakim Hadashim" (New Horizons) group.
- Karol Broniatowski , Wikipedia (born 23 April 1945 in Łódź) Famous Polish sculptor who lives and works in Berlin.