12 top sculptors for hire in 2023

January 26, 2023

Looking to commission a world-class sculptor to turn your request into reality? Our team assembled a list of the top sculptors available for hire for custom sculpture & statue requests.

Our curated list of vetted & reliable sculptors allows you to find & hire the best sculptor for any custom sculpture!

Contact us, or any of the sculptors directly, for more information.

#1 - Victor Issa

Victor Issa is one of the foremost figurative sculptors in America today and is heralded for his remarkable ability to make bronze appear alive. His artistic hallmark “Creating Living Bronze” is the embodiment of his life focused spirituality, respect for the human figure, love of life, passion for perfection, and undaunted perseverance. Victor has been sculpting professionally for more than 30 years. His works have been featured in shows and exhibitions across America since 1985. Victor’s sculptures are displayed in private and public collections worldwide. Active in the fine arts community, Victor was co-founder and presided as president of the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale during most of it’s 23-year history.

#2 - J. Anne Butler

J. Anne Butler is a bronze sculptor creating Arabian horse bronzes, figurative bronze sculptures and other equine bronze statues. Large scale commissions are a speciality. Anne offers personal, corporate commissions & trophies for special events.

#3 - Deran Wright

For over 40 years, Deran Wright has been bringing the imagination to life through sculpture, from the ultra-realistic, to the fantastic. Through the medium of bronze sculpture Deran Wright explores the symbolism, the icons, the myths and legends that are the undercurrent of our society. Iconic images of heroes, dragons, greenmen, fairies, leprechauns, monsters and hobgoblins run deep through humanity's collective psyche. Soaring eagles, wild horses running free, children at play. We surround ourselves with powerful sculptural symbols that inspire and motivate us, and restore our connection to our humanity.

#4 - Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo

Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo makes her home in Oklahoma City, OK. A native of Canada and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Phyllis moved to the United States in 1981. She believes that her introduction to sculpture was by design. From early experiences of seeing an image take shape from a lump of clay, she has delighted in creating. Out of this personal joy she realizes a responsibility; to create work that adds value to our existence, to evoke a smile; to touch someone’s heart and for a moment to capture an emotion. She sees the transforming experiences in life, such as tenderness, intimacy and spirituality as that which enables artistic growth and provides inspiration for her sculpture. To her, the most powerful art involves the human figure. The inspiration for her current figurative series is flora and focuses on representing botanical forms through metaphors as they relate to human forms and human experiences. Phyllis works in a design and marketing career along with her sculpture studies. She has been exhibiting and selling her artwork since 1991. Her sculptures are held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Canada.

#5 - James Sondow

With 35 years of experience and work held in private collections and institutions throughout the US and Internationally, I am the only American graduate from the sculpture department at world’s oldest art academy still dedicated to classical training: The Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. I can cast any sculptural piece in different materials with varying costs, weights, and colors. I am trained for varying scales from miniatures to monumental and take a wide range of commissions including: portrait busts, nude and clothed figural compositions, multi-figural composition, children, animals, as well bas-relief sculpture which can be hung on the wall. All can be done in-person or with photographic reference. As native New Yorker, my formal art training began at 12 in the Art Students’ League in NY where I was invited to attend adult classes. After a decade in art schools in New York and another decade, studying, sculpting, and teaching figurative drawing and sculpture in Florence, Rome, Paris, and Saint Petersburg, Russia. I am currently a sculpture and drawing instructor at the Princeton Academy of Art and work at my studio in New York City. An elected member of the National Sculpture Society, my awards include the Rhoda Sherbell Award for Portraiture, the Agop Agopoff Memorial Award for sculpture, and the Gloria Medal at the National Sculpture Competition held at the New York Academy of Art.

#6 - Sarah Hempel Irani

Sarah Hempel Irani has been sculpting expressive figures in clay, bronze, and stone for over twenty years. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Maryland to apprentice with the former artist-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral.  Sarah recently installed a 7’6” bronze monument to fashion icon, Claire McCardell, in a city park in Frederick, Maryland. Previously, she sculpted two larger-than-life-sized marble saints, now in the sanctuary at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Sarah has been a visiting artist and speaker at Ave Maria University, Grove City College, Slippery Rock University, Covenant College, the Rotary “Pathways to Peace” Conference, as well as numerous religious and civic organizations. In addition, she has been a guest on the “United Lutheran Seminary Explores”, “Makers & Mystics”, and “Living from the Soul” podcasts. Sarah’s work has been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Threads, Baltimore Magazine, and several local news stations and magazines. She lives with her husband, their daughter, and a border collie named Tom Sawyer in a tiny brick house near Washington, DC. When she’s not working in the studio, Sarah is digging in the garden, planning her next travel adventure, or listening to Brahms.

#7 - Nina Winters

Nina Winters was born in New York City and schooled at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture at Cornell University, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design and Hunter Graduate School. She began her career as an artist in the field of paint and color. She made the cross to three-dimensional art after having a vision of monumental sculptures enduring through time as positive communications to society. Today she makes this vision a reality. Nina created a 7 1/2′ X 9′ monumental commission, “The Galactic Samurai/Confrontation of Evil”, which was installed at the private residence of the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer of PepsiCo. She recently spent three months in South Africa creating a 6′ x 10 1/2′ monumental  “Coeur de Lion” for the Castle Kyalami near the city of Johannesburg. Her work in bronze brings forward her sophisticated knowledge of the use of color that she developed in her painting years. She uses patinas in powerful ways to convey the stories she tells of the human potential. Working from her studios on the waterfront of Clearwater, Florida and in the forest of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, she creates sculptures that are unique solutions for corporate, home and hotel architecture as well as monumental works for urban and country environments. Her clients include corporate officials from Paine Webber, the Wall Street Group, Hiram Walker, American Express, Lionhead Studios, Ltd. (Peter Molyneux), and PepsiCo. Her work is in major collections in the United States, Canada, England, Africa and Australia – including the private collections of celebrities such as Chick Corea (Grammy Award winning jazz musician), Howard McCrary (Grammy Nominee music producer), Joseph Shabalala – Lead singer of the Grammy award winning band Ladysmith Black Mambazo (backup on Paul Simon’s Graceland album), and David Campbell (Grammy Award and Oscar winning arranger). Her bronze work is featured in the Paramount film “Kiss the Girls” starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.

#8 - Chippie Kennedy

I am a classically trained realist sculptor with an undergraduate degree in Fashion Design and a master's degree in Sculpture from the Florence Academy of Art, Italy. My primary focus ranges from portraiture to figurative to animals of varying sizes from quarter scale to life size and beyond. My work has attracted public and private commissions, and has received recognition and honours from National and International organizations. I invite you to have a look at my website and be in touch.

#9 - Denisa Prochazka

Denisa Prochazka is an award-winning Canadian artist living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a classically trained figurative sculptor with a passion for portrait sculpture, figurative art, and high-reliefs. Denisa works in clay and casts her sculptures in different materials such as bronze, aluminum, aqua-resin, hydro-stone and cement. She has over two decades of experience and attracted many special commissions, including the Awards of Excellence for the Nelson Mandela Legacy BHM.

#10 - Sean O'Hara

Sean O’Hara was born in the Philadelphia area in 1973. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. After RISD he pursued graduate studies in Vienna, Austria. He has always had a keen interest in exploring the possibilities for altering the shapes of nature; how these forms can visually communicate the unspoken word. He believes that there are undefined universal shapes that are able to touch us visually, regardless our culture and background. He has produced a large body of work over the past couple decades. His portfolio spans a broad variety of materials, crossing the boundaries between art and design. His imaginative pieces are the result of his sculptural methodology, a process which is distinct in his work. Throughout his work, regardless of scale or material, you can appreciate his iconic organic forms and recognizable textures. Currently, Sean balances his time between two studios, located in the Philadelphia area and Java, Indonesia.

#11 - John Leon

A full time sculptor for 41 years, I have my work in bronze, stone, wood, and clay in over 600 public, corporate, and private collections on five continents. My work ranges, stylistically, from exacting realism to loosely figurative work that includes abstract elements. I excel at listening to what you want your sculpture to depict and express, and creating that vision for you.

#12 - Lauren Mills

I am a bronze sculptor with 30 years of experience specializing in figures and portraits. My work has won national awards and was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector and is in private and public collections including the Salmagundi Club in NYC and Heritage Park in Indiana.