Bernard Takawira

    Born in 1948 in Nyanga. Died in 1997

    Bernard Takwira was born in Nyanga and is the younger brother of John Takawira, Bernard is considered amongst the most important sculptors of Zimbabwe. In nearly 40 years as an artist he won many awards and traveled extensively. As a deeply committed Christian, he was philosophical about life and traditional cultural values as opposed to Christian beliefs, often translating his thoughts into powerful and evocative stone sculpture. Bernard created numerous works of exceptional quality and stature.

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