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A Florentine "Renaissance man" also known for architecture (the dome of St. Peter's Basilica), painting (The Last Judgment and the Sistine Chapel ceiling), poetry, and military engineering. Michelangelo
His sculpted masterpieces include David, a Pietà, Bacchus, and a number of pieces for the tomb of Pope Julius II (including Dying Slave and Moses). He preferred to work in Carraran marble. Michelangelo
A French sculptor known for stormy relationships with "the establishment" of the École des Beaux-Arts [ay-kohl day boh-zar] and his mistress, fellow artist Camille Claudel. Auguste Rodin
His works include The Age of Bronze, Honoré de Balzac, The Burghers of Calais, and a massive pair of doors for the Museum of Decorative Arts (the Gates of Hell) inspired by Dante's Inferno. That latter work included his most famous piece, The Thinker. Auguste Rodin
A Roman who, with the rarely asked-about Francesco Borromini, defined the Baroque movement in sculpture. He is principally known for his freestanding works including David and The Ecstasy of St. Theresa. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680)
His David differs from that of Michelangelo in that the hero is shown "in motion," having twisted his body to sling the rock. He is also known for his massive fountains in Rome including the Triton and the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680)
A Florentine sculptor who helped define Renaissance sculpture as distinct from that of the Gothic period. Donatello
He is also known for mastering the low relief form of schiacciato. Donatello
He is known for St. Mark & St. George in the Or San Michele [OR SAHN mee-KAY-lay] (a Florentine church and, the bald Zuccone (which means "pumpkin-head," though it depicts prophet Habbakuk) Donatello
He is known, for the first equestrian statue to be cast since Roman times, the Gattamelata in Padua. Donatello
A Florentine sculptor and goldsmith who taught both Donatello and Filippo Brunelleschi. He is best known for two pairs of bronze doors on the Florence Baptistery (associated with the Duomo, or Florentine Cathedral). Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 - 1455)
He produced a single, low-relief panel to win a 1401 competition (defeating Brunelleschi) for the commission to design the 28 panels for the north doors. After that, he was given another commission to design 19 panels for the east doors. Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 - 1455)
His single, low-relief panel was, by far his most famous, and dubbed the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo. Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378 - 1455)
An American known for crafting Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He is also known for The Mares of Diomedes and an unfinished (and later replaced) tribute to Confederate heroes on Stone Mountain in Georgia. Gutzon Borglum (1867 - 1941)
An Athenian considered the greatest of all Classical sculptors. He created the chryselephantine (gold and ivory) Statue of Zeus at Olympia (one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, now lost) and the statue of Athena in the Parthenon (now lost). Phidias
He was supported by money from the Delian League (that is, the Athenian Empire) run by his friend Pericles; he was later ruined by charges of corruption generally considered to be part of a political campaign against Pericles. Phidias
A Romanian sculptor who was a major figure in Modernism. He is best known for The Kiss (not to be confused with the Rodin work or the Klimt painting), Sleeping Muse, and Bird in Space. Constantin Brancusi (1876 - 1957)
He's also the center of anecdote in which U.S. customs taxed his works as "industrial products" since they refused to recognize them as art. Constantin Brancusi (1876 - 1957)
An American who created The Minute Man for Concord, Massachusetts and Standing Lincoln for the Nebraska state capitol, but who is best known for the seated statue in the Lincoln Memorial. Daniel Chester French
A French sculptor primarily known as the creator of Liberty Enlightening the World, better known as the Statue of Liberty. He also executed The Lion of Belfort and a statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in New York's Union Square. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904)
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