Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture

Edronce Rukodzi

Knowlton Collection
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania USA

36" high
16" wide
Springstone Serpentine
$ 5,500
11.5" high
Sleeping Dog
Springstone Serpentine
24.5" long
$ 4,500
25" high
Springstone Serpentine
12" wide
In Thought
$ 1,800
26" high
14.5" wide
Motherly Love
Springstone Serpentine
$ 1,000
Edronce Rukodzi was born in Guruve, northern Zimbabwe in 1951.
He joined the Tengenenge Sculpture Community in 1974 at the age of 20.
Edronce's uncle, Henry Munyaradzi was already an established artist at Tengenenge.
Edronce studied with the master carver for four years.

By the late 1970's the Rhodesian war of independence caused so much disruption
that Edronce moved to Chitungwiza, a satellite town of Harare. In 1984 Edronce
gave up his job as a trader's union official to become a full time sculptor His many
years of study wit the master sculptor taught Edronce the basic techniques of stone
sculpting but as the years went by Edronce developed his own very dramatic style
that has become his trademark. He often uses deep rough grooves in serpentine and
then highly polishes small areas of the surface to create an extremely dramatic and
beautiful sculpture. His first exhibition was held at the Standard Chartered Gallery
in Harare in 1985 and everything sold in the first day. He is now considered one of
the foremost sculptors of the modern Shona sculpture movement.


1989:"Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture", Commonwealth Institute, London, UK
1991: "Spirit in Stone, Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture", Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1994 to 2013: Exhibitions in New York City; Princeton, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.;
Providence, Rhode Island; Newport Rhode Island; New Hope Arts Center, New Hope,PA;
Erwinna,PA; Point Pleasant, PA. These exhibitions were produced from the famed collection
of Ms. Peggy Knowlton, the curator and owner of Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe.
2011: "Spirits in Stone, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe", (three month retrospective),
Gallery Veriditas, New Orleans, Louisiana
2016: the Knowlton Collection, Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA.
(opens January 1, 2016

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22 June 2016 ~ 14:58 EST
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