Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture is world renowned.
Contemporary Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture has its roots in the 1950’s when Frank McEwen, the first Director of the Zimbabwe National Gallery, started an art workshop. McEwen was impressed by the exciting and uninhibited work produced by the artists and encouraged them to try sculpting with stone, while teaching them the value of artistic integrity. The results were astounding and instantly drew international attention. Sculptors such as Takawira, Munyaradzi, Mukomberanwa and Mariga earned acclaim from art critics around the world through exhibitions in Africa, Europe and North America. A wonderful new culture of modern sculpture was born!