Richard Mteki is active/lives in Zimbabwe. Richard Mteki is known for serpentine abstract sculpture.
Biography Richard Mteki
Born 1947, Richard Mteki was discovered by Frank McEwen, the legendary curator of the first National Gallery of Zimbabwe. McEwen encouraged the talented youngster to continue his sculptural efforts, which gave him the confidence and motivation to pursue his artistic calling. Mteki turned to sculpting full-time in 1973 and has been exhibiting consistently ever since.
In 1986 Mteki was commissioned by the Zimbabwean Government to create a piece for the National Sports Stadium in Harare, a piece depicting the Zimbabwe national bird. The sculpture was a massive undertaking, weighing over onw ton and placed at the entrance to the stadium. He was again commissioned by the Government in 1982 with one of his pieces being give
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