Title: "Loving Family"
Artist: Nicholas Mukomberanwa
Dimensions: 12 1/2" height x 7 1/2" width x 6" depth
Nicholas Mukomberanwa was born in the Buhera District of
Zimbabwe in 1940. His interest in art developed from an
early age while receiving an education at mission schools.
He joined the "Workshop School" of the National Gallery in
1962 while a member of the Harare Police Force. He left the
Harare Police in 1976 to become a professional sculptor. His
work is represented in the collections of the Museum of
Mankind in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York,
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe and in numerous private
"Nicholas is the elder statesman of stone sculpture in
Zimbabwe. After 28 years of sculpting he has the respect of
his colleagues and peers, and his work is held in high esteem
outside Zimbabwe. Mukomberanwa's work has now reached
the height of power, commanding rather than inviting respect."
- Celia Winter-Irving, 'Stone Sculpture in Zimbabwe.'