(1931 - 1998)
Henry Munyaradzi was active/lived in Zimbabwe. Henry Munyaradzi is known for iconic African faces and animal stone sculpture.
Biography Henry Munyaradzi
Henry Munyaradzi was born in Guruve, Zimbabwe in 1931. He had no formal education and it was only in 1967 that his creative talent began to emerge when he joined the rural community of sculptors at Tengenenge. Munyaradzi stayed at Tengenenge until 1975 and during his eight years there he firmly established himself as the master sculptor of that community.
Even within the community of sculptors at Tengenenge Henry (as he is universally known) preferred to work on his own, and he soon developed a distinctive style. Describing Munyaradzi's work in 1983, Christopher Till, then the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, wrote: "Henry's interest is sculptural perfection. He remains close to an aesthetic of art for art's sake. His wo
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