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EDWARD CHIWAWA.


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Born in Guruve district, about 150 kilometres north west of Harare in 1935 Chiwawa received neither formal education nor any training as an artist and for much of his early life he worked as a farm labourer.It was as a result of visiting his cousin,Henry Munyaradzi at Tengenenge, the rural community of sculptors established in the mid 1960s in 1971 that Chiwawa was first introduced to stone carving. Chiwawa only stayed at Tengenenge for two years from 1971 until 1973. Since 1973 he has lived and worked in Chitungwiza, about 20 kilometres from Harare.Stylistically his work is closer to that of his cousin, Munyaradzi, than to the other, more typically,Tengenenge sculptors such as Bernard Matemera, or his neighbour in Chitungwiza Fanizani Akuda. Most commonly his work involves the creation of a smooth,clean line - often gently rounded - into which is carved facial and other features, his sculpting technique essentially involves etching in /home/tomomi/public_html/cfag.co.uk/admin/includes/html2text.php on line 273
Born in Guruve district, about 150 kilometres north west of Harare in 1935 Chiwawa received neither formal education nor any training as an artist and for much of his early life he worked as a farm labourer.It was as a result of visiting his cousin,Henry Munyaradzi at Tengenenge, the rural community of sculptors established in the mid 1960s in 1971 that Chiwawa was first introduced to stone carving. Chiwawa only stayed at Tengenenge for two years from 1971 until 1973. Since 1973 he has lived and worked in Chitungwiza, about 20 kilometres from Harare.Stylistically his work is closer to that of his cousin, Munyaradzi, than to the other, more typically,Tengenenge sculptors such as Bernard Matemera, or his neighbour in Chitungwiza Fanizani Akuda. Most commonly his work involves the creation of a smooth,clean line - often gently rounded - into which is carved facial and other features, his sculpting technique essentially involves etching into the surface of the stone.It is never allowed to Intrude into

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