Artist of the moment…….Bernard Matemera

Bernard Matemera was another first generation Shona artist from Zimbabwe. Bernard Matemera was born in Guruve, Zimbabwe in the year 1946.

The artist spent much of his career based out of the sculpture park at Tengenege Sculpture Community.

The artist was working in the agriculture industry as a driver for tobacco farmers and he happened to meet the owner of the Tengenenge Sculpture Community where many other Shona artists resided due to the bountiful stone deposits located at the farm.

Matemera passed away in 2006.

The artist was internationally renown and collected.

Below a great example of Bernard Matemera:

A favorite theme was animals and wildlife. The artist carved mainly in serpentine.

Matemera was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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