In the early hours of February 5th, 2011, Fanizani Akuda passed away. We have lost one of the most significant Master Sculptors of Zimbabwe, who was an active artist for 45 years.

In 1932, Fanizani Akuda, one of the pioneers of the Zimbabwean Master Sculptors, was born in southern Africa in Zambia. He came to Guruve in 1966 where he made the important encounter with Tom Blomefield. At first Fanizani Akuda was very reluctant to dabble in stone sculpting, as he feared to injure himself seriously. So initially he salvaged raw stone for the artist group surrounding Tom Blomefield in Tengenenge. ...


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