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Humble Lady Shona Sculpture By Fanizani Akuda

Humble Lady Shona Sculpture By Fanizani Akuda

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medium :leopard serpentine, Zimbabwe 1970’s.Fanizani was born in Zambia, and came to Zimbabwe in 1949. He worked on Tom Blomefield’s Tengenenge Farm where the famous sculpture community was based. In 1966, Tom gave him a set of sculpting tools and encouraged him to experiment with the stone. His early work showed promise and he was hooked: sculpting became his life-long career.

In the late 1970s, Fanizani decided to move to the city, to escape the disruption of the war of independence. He continued sculpting right up until his death when he was nearly eighty and was a much-loved character within the Harare art community. His work has been exhibited worldwide for decades and is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe as well as many private collections.

Dimensions: Depth: 90mm; Width: 140mm; Height: 180mm