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Artist of the moment……..Colleen Madamombe

Colleen Madamombe was a Shona artist born in Harare, Zimbabwe in the year 1964. Colleen Madamombe earned a diploma in fine arts from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. For the artist’s subject matter she enjoyed portraying the strong African women. She often worked portraying women doing something of their daily life including chores like carrying water, going to the market, and even having a child.

In the artist’s native of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe International Film Festival the first place trophy after one of her characters.

Colleen Madamombe won the Best Female Artist of Zimbabwe three times.

In 1986 she married a fellow artist named Fabian Madamombe. Before she met him Colleen worked as a painter but after helping her husband with some projects Colleen began to produce sculptures. Below is an example of a mother and child sculpture by Fabian Madamombe.

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Colleen Madamombe passed away in 2009.

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In this clip we visit the studio of Colleen Madamombe:

Yet another family of talented artists!

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