American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who sculptures. See Usage Note at -ess.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female sculptor.
- n. A woman sculptor. In general sculptor can be used instead, the form sculptress should be avoided in modern usage unless there is a reason to point out the artist's gender.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A female sculptor.
- n. a woman sculptor
“With Charlotte Legge and Kate Braine's royal connections Ms. Legge is the daughter of the Earl of Dartmouth and Raine Spencer, Princess Diana's stepmother; Ms. Braine is a well-known sculptress and London social figure, it wasn't long before their oversized rings made of handblown Venetian glass became a must-have in smart circles.”
“The most remarkable piece of sculpture in the American section was perhaps that in marble of The Death of Cleopatra by Edmonia Lewis, the sculptress and protégée of Charlotte Cushman.”
“He operates a music studio and she is a sculptress.”
“Eva Hesse was a sculptress who managed to escape Nazi Germany with her family and emigrate to America.”
“So Hemming designed each god an individual armor inspired by the creature or plant motif attributed to them in mythology – Zeus was “eagle like,” for example – then the sculptress Emma Hanson sculpted a life-sized version of the design, which was then molded and made in metal.”
“The estate of a recently deceased South Philadelphia sculptress named Antoinette proved to be an especially rich source of fabulous baroque dÃ©cor.”
“The estate of a recently deceased South Philadelphia sculptress named Antoinette proved to be an especially rich source of fabulous baroque décor.”
“There were only two sculptures, put on view on the corners of the gallery; one was a bust by Mrs Minhas; a normal academic creation while the other one was an abstract and mythological mould by Munazza Rashid, a sculptress from NCA.”
“They include France's dramatic, humorous and colorful sculptress Niki de Saint Phalle; Italy's creator of striking geographic landscapes Alighiero Boetti; and the nail pictures of Germany's Zero movement artist Gunther Uecker.”
“Just to its right, the centrally located Hotel Orologio is hosting an outdoor exhibit of contemporary bronze works by Milanese sculptress, Mirella Guasti.”
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