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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.
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  • 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 book,'Plakkerskamp,...  more
  • Nicholas Mukomberanwa

    Profile Of A Spirit, Fortune Teller

    BirthplaceRuwa, Zimbabwe

    NationalityZimbabwe

    Art FormsSculpture

    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 art...  more
  • Fanizani Akuda

    A carved stone bust, Playing a game

    BirthplaceZambia

    NationalityZimbabwe, Zambia

    Art FormsSculpture

    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 of its...  more
  • 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

    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....  more
  • Henry Munyaradzi

    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 of its...  more
  • 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 his...  more
  • 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

    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 Art of...  more
  • Berry Bickle

    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 Technology,...  more
  • Colleen Madamombe

    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 her...  more
  • Joseph Muzondo

    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. He...  more