Henry Munyaradzi Sculptures
Henry Munyaradzi gained worldwide recognition, with eight one-man shows at venues such as Los Angeles, Berlin and Heidelberg. Munyaradzi derived his subject matter from the natural world, combining it with Christian imagery and depicting it in an unusual, deeply personal fashion.
Munyaradzi’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Chapungu Sculpture Park, the Museum fur Völkerkunde, Frankfurt, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the McEwen collection of the British Museum, and many others. Most include human or animal faces in which the eyes are carved as simple circles and the eyebrows and nose are cut with straight lines in a T shape. Some of his exhibition pieces, such as Saviour and Child. He used several types of serpentine (e.g. springstone, green and red serpentine) and the rarer semi-precious stone verdite for his sculptures.
Henry Munyaradzi died in February 1998 and is buried in the Mukaera Christian village on the outskirts of Guruve.