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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

Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe, South Africa

Art Forms: Photography, Painting

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

Birthplace: Ruwa, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Nicholas Mukomberanwa (1940 - 12 November 2002) 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 ...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

Birthplace: Zambia

Nationality: Zimbabwe, Zambia

Art Forms: Sculpture

Fanizani Akuda, also known as Fanizani Phiri, was a member of the sculptural movement usually called "Shona sculpture" (see Shona art and Art of Zimbabwe), although he and some others ...more
Dominic Benhura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe

Birthplace: Murewa, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Dominic Benhura (born 1968) is a Zimbabwean sculptor. Benhura was born in Murewa, to the northeast of Salisbury (Harare since 1982). His father died before his birth, and he was raised by his ...more
John Takawira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
John Takawira

Birthplace: Chegutu, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

John Takawira (1938 - 8 November 1989) 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

Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Henry Munyaradzi was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The sculptural movement of which he was part is usually referred to as "Shona sculpture" (see Shona art and Art of Zimbabwe), although some ...more
Joram Mariga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe

Birthplace: Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Joram Mariga has been called (and believed himself to be) the “Father of Zimbabwean Sculpture” because of his influence on the local artistic community starting in the 1950s and continuing until ...more
Barankinya Gosta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe

Birthplace: Mozambique

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Barankinya Gosta (1935–1998) was a prominent Zimbabwean Chewa sculptor. A native of Mozambique, Barankinya Gosta was a resident of Zimbabwe's renowned Tengenenge Sculpture Community. He worked ...more
Bernard Matemera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Bernard Matemera

Birthplace: Guruve, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Bernard Matemera (14 January 1946 – 4 March 2002) was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The sculptural movement of which he was part is usually referred to as "Shona sculpture" (see Shona art and ...more
Berry Bickle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Berry Bickle

Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Installation art

Berry Bickle (born 1959) is a Zimbabwean artist who resides in Maputo. Born in Bulawayo, Bickle attended the Chisipite Senior School in Harare. Later, she attended the Durban Institute of ...more
Colleen Madamombe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Colleen Madamombe

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Sculpture

Colleen Madamombe (born 1964, died 31-May-2009) was a Zimbabwean sculptor. Colleen Madamombe, born in 1964 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe following independence in 1980) received ...more
Joseph Muzondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Zimbabwe
Joseph Muzondo

Nationality: Zimbabwe

Art Forms: Painting

Joseph Muzondo (born 1953) 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. ...more