a woman who practices the art of sculpture.

Origin of sculptress

First recorded in 1655–65; sculpt(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Only the day before the sculptress had greeted him with her low-breathed "Manikin!"

    Horace Chase

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • Meanwhile the sculptress had appeared in Miss Billy's sitting-room.

    Horace Chase

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • I guess you're right about Aurelia, but I don't believe you are about the sculptress.

  • In the case of the sculptress—she's the poor girl, of course—she's a genius.

  • While he works among the refugees, his wife, who is a sculptress, makes masks for the facially mutilated.

    Out To Win

    Coningsby Dawson