The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton: Artist Biography - THE LATE NICHOLAS MUKOMBERANWA.

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THE LATE NICHOLAS MUKOMBERANWA.

Nicholas Mukomberanwa is widely regarded as the worlds preeminent stone sculptor and Africas most esteemed artist in any medium. Londons Arts Review journal touted Nicholas as the natural successor to Henry Moore. Nicholas has exhibited his work internationally for more than 35 years and has pieces in many of the worlds top museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Mankind in London. Born in Buhera, Zimbabwe in 1940, Nicholas showed early artistic promise when he began carving in wood as a young boy. His continued development as an artist was sidetracked for several years when he took a job as a policeman in his early 20s. While off duty, Nicholas began experimenting in stone sculpture with the assistance of several friends who were committed to developing the form in Zimbabwe. He eventually decided to quit his job as a policeman and pursue a career as a professional sculptor. This risky move quickly paid off as Nicholas honed his ability and took part in landmark shows in the late 1960s and early 1970s in London and Paris. Permanent Collections The Museum of Modern Art, New York The Museum of Mankind, London National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

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