Agnes NyanhongoBorn 1960 in Nyanga

    Agnes Nyanhongo is considered one of the most important Zimbabwean artists and certainly the most acknowledged sculptress. She is from a strong sculpting family and works with the hardest stones, preferring Springstone, Leopard Stone and Nyanga Stone. She is inspired by the role of women in traditional society and the interaction between family members. Her work is characterized by a sense of peace, calm and inner dignity. With considerable courage in a predominately male profession, she has led by creating strong and powerful works. She is an important African woman and is much respected and admired by her community.

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