Sculp"tor (?), n. [L. sculptor, fr. sculpere, sculptum, to carve; cf. scalpere to cut, carve, scratch, and Gr. to carve: cf. F. sculpteur.]
One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.
Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.
© Webster 1913.