Artist of the moment……Norbert Shamuyariro

price range information: Many works priced less than $1,000.

And in this clip a brief interview with the artist. Some works are shown at the 3:30 minute mark of the clip:

Norbert Shamuyarira is a great Shona sculptor from the country of Zimbabwe. The artist was born in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe in the year 1962. He was seventeen years old when he began to sculpt after meeting legendary sculptor Bernard Takawira. Norbert Shamuyarira served as a studio assistant for Takawira for four years before beginning his own workshop in 1984.

The artist has lived a tough life as far as his family is concerned as his mother died when he was nine years old. His father left the family after that. A brother then committed suicide. The artist says he doesn’t know what true happiness is.

I think its just great that someone whose life has been so difficult can still make something so unique and beautiful.

Thanks to Nannus for starting us on the path to learning more about the Shona sculptors!


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