Artist of the moment…..Joram Mariga

Joram Mariga was one of the first generation of Zimbabwe’s shona sculptors. Joram Moriga was born in the year 1927 in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. The artist’s parents were both artisans. His mother was a potter and his father a wood carver.  Mariga is given credit for being the first shona artist to work with the green stone called soapstone.

Mariga was married four times and had eight children.

Started carving professionally in 1957. By the late 1960s Joram Mariga was considered the finest of all the shona sculptors.

Mariga’s art has graced the covers of national stamps in his homeland of Zimbabwe.

Joram Mariga passed away in 2002,  from injuries sustained in car accident.

Mariga was vital to the careers of many second and third generation artists of Zimbabwe.

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Mariga is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

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