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Artist of the moment…….Lazarus Takawira

Lazarus Takawira is from a long standing family tree that includes many professional artists. Lazarus Takawira was born in Nyanga, Zimbabwe in the year 1952. He was the youngest of three brothers. His mother was a professional sculptor.

Brothers are John and Bernard. Both are renown sculptors and John has passed away.

Was able to mentor under shona master Nicholas Mukomberanwa and learned to put his feelings and emotions into stone. He enjoys working in very large format and size.

price range information: Works range from $1,600 to $10,000.

The artist enjoys working with the female form and face. In his artist statement Takawira tells us every sculpture he produces is a homage to women.

Collected by Prince Charles of England.

Part of the collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Lazarus Takawira is based out of Ruwa, Zimbabwe.

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