Artists Famous Artists from Zimbabwe

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List of the most popular artists from Zimbabwe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Zimbabwean artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Zimbabwean artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List artists range from Joseph Muzondo to Berry Bickle.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Zimbabwe?" and "Who are the most well-known Zimbabwean artists?"

For further information on these historic Zimbabwean artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Zimbabwean artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.

Dave Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Dave Robertson Dave Robertson, is a South African visual artist currently living and working in Cape Town. His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary. His first photographic ...more

Nicholas Mukomberanwa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Nicholas Mukomberanwa Profile Of A Spirit, Fortune Teller, Lion Spirit Nicholas Mukomberanwa was a Zimbabwean sculptor and art teacher. He was among the most famous products of the Workshop School at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and an art mentor and teacher to ...more

Fanizani Akuda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Fanizani Akuda A carved stone bust, Playing a game, Caring mother Fanizani Akuda, also known as Fanizani Phiri, was a member of the sculptural movement usually called "Shona sculpture", although he and some others of its recognised members were not ...more

Dominic Benhura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Dominic Benhura is a Zimbabwean sculptor. Benhura was born in Murewa, to the northeast of Salisbury. His father died before his birth, and he was raised by his mother. As he was an excellent ...more

John Takawira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
John Takawira John Takawira was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The background to the sculptural movement of which he was a leading member is given in the article on Shona art.

Henry Munyaradzi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Henry Munyaradzi Henry Munyaradzi was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The sculptural movement of which he was part is usually referred to as "Shona sculpture", although some of its recognised members are not ...more

Joram Mariga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Joram Mariga has been called the “Father of Zimbabwean Sculpture” because of his influence on the local artistic community starting in the 1950s and continuing until his death in 2000. The ...more

Barankinya Gosta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Barankinya Gosta was a prominent Zimbabwean Chewa sculptor. A native of Mozambique, Barankinya Gosta was a resident of Zimbabwe's renowned Tengenenge Sculpture Community. He worked primarily in ...more

Bernard Matemera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Bernard Matemera Bernard Matemera was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The sculptural movement of which he was part is usually referred to as "Shona sculpture", although some of its recognised members are not ...more

Berry Bickle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Berry Bickle Berry Bickle is a Zimbabwean artist who resides in Maputo. Born in Bulawayo, Bickle attended the Chisipite High School in Harare. Later, she attended the Durban Institute of Technology, where ...more

Colleen Madamombe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Colleen Madamombe Colleen Madamombe was a Zimbabwean sculptor. Colleen Madamombe, born in 1964 in Salisbury, Rhodesia received her secondary education at school in Kutama, between 1979 and 1984. She obtained a ...more

Joseph Muzondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Joseph Muzondo Joseph Muzondo is a Zimbabwean painter and sculptor. Taught informally in working stone by his uncle, Muzondo subsequently joined National Gallery B.A.T. Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has ...more