Ernest was born in a family of six on the 12th of July 1954, in
Chiweshe district of Mazowe. He went to St Albans mission
school from grade one through to grade six. He continued
secondary school at Harare community school until 1970 when
he left school due to lack of funding. Working as an auto
electrician at Buchwa mine in 1978, he began sculpting in wood
and stone mainly as a hobby.
He began to work full time in 1979
as a sculptor in Chitungwiza, near Harare, with fellow sculptors
until 1983. In that same year, he moved to Canon Paterson Arts
and Crafts Centre in Mbare until 2001, concentrating on the
medium of stone. He now works in his own studio, where he is
also grooming young artists. His work is very distinctive with
exceptionally clean forms and lines being his trademark. He is an
outstanding Zimbabwean “rock star”.
We had Ernest in our gallery sometime in the mid to late '90's, and he has always been one of our favorite artists.
Height: 16" x Width: 7" x Depth: 4 3/4"