Joseph Ndandarika(1956-1991)

    Born 1956. Died 1991. Apprenticed as a youth to his grandfather, a famous n’anga (traditional healer), Ndandarika later became one of the earliest members of the workshop school in the National Gallery. A very talented painter, McEwen described Ndandarika as a universal genius who has worked in every possible medium. He was always a leader in his field and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, having works in important collections worldwide. He dedicated himself to portray in stone many of the cultural beliefs of his people, and much of his subject matter dealt with this aspect, but he was also a master of human expression and interaction between people. He is certainly one of Zimbabwe’s major talents whose works are still widely sought after and whose influence is still strongly felt.

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