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DID YOU KNOW?

THE COMMUNITY OF LGBTQ SCULPTORS

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The act of sculpting has been a traditional artistic field of expertise throughout many generations. The ability of the artist to take the hard elements of marble, terracotta, steel, bronze, and stone and create from them emotional pieces of art that the viewer can appreciate and connect with is a difficult and precise skill.

The LGBTQ community has been active and notable participants in this artistic field for many generations. Early LGBTQ classical sculptors include Buonarroti Michelangelo (commonly known simply as Michelangelo) and Antonio Canova, but they have been followed by others such as Harriet Hosmer (who is credited with opening the contemporary field to women) and Robert Pruitt (notable for his statue of fellow artist Andy Warhol). Within the profession, there have been few barriers to entry, and hence there are an equal number of notable women and men throughout and little in the way of cultural, racial, or geographical restriction.

We have identified LGBTQ sculptors who hail from Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, the United States, Israel, Denmark, Russia, India, the Netherlands, and Great Britain. Most of these individuals were, or are, highly regarded artists and were, or are, acknowledged as such during their lifetimes by receiving national recognitions.

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The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 10,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.

The mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate all generations of LGBTQ individuals and others through a collective knowledge of this international community.


Managing Editors: Mark S. Bonham, Connie Bonello, Gordon Dunbar

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To search for an individual from the database of over 10,000 biographies, simply type the name in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO.

Alternatively, you can view and scroll through the entire list of biographies by viewing the All Biographies section.

To search for LGBTQ individuals with a common characteristic (examples: all Nobel Prize winners, all Writers, all Politicians, all Tony Award winners, all Olympic Gold medal winners, all individuals of a specific nationality) simply type the characteristic in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO. Results of your search will be displayed alphabetically by Last Name. A second Search Box will be displayed for you to search within the database of individuals with that common characteristic.

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