Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture

Nevison Solomon

Knowlton Collection
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania USA

14" high
Guruve Serpentine
Family Strength
$ 850
15" wide
13" high
Happy Ancestor
6" wide
Mature Serpentine
$ 575
19" high
9" wide
Wrapped in My
Nyana Mountain Serpentine
$ 550
16" high
How DO I Look
6.5" wide
$ 550
Nyana Mountain Serpentine
18" high
Looking to
the Future
9" wide
Springstone Serpentine
$ 625
Nevison Solomon was born November 22, 1863 in Gokwe District, Zimbabwe the fourth of ten children, six boys and four girls. The Solomon family were farmers with their main food being (from Maise) and a number of different types of vegetables. As a child he would dig clay and make small animals to amuse himself.

In 1970, Nevison Solomon started his primary education at Nembudziya School. He began the secondary levels at Dukaupfu School in 1977. However, for financial reasons, he was unable to complete his formal education. At 17, he sought work at one of the surrounding farms, Tengwe in Karci. He was employed as a general worker and eventually promoted to the position of office clerk. He worked for two years.

In 1982, Nevison lived in Dzivarasekwa, Harare with his uncle, Richard Mahoyo, an artist doing stone carvings. Nevison found sculpting interesting and began helping his uncle. When Richard Mahoyo died, Nevison was forced by circumstances to continue carving on his own. But with so little training, Nevison found the work extremely difficult.

In 1988, Richard Mteki invited Nevison to his home to discuss the art of carving. Soon after, Nevison began working with Mr. Mteki. Nevison worked with Richard Mteki for one year before venturing out on his own once again.

Nevison Solomon began with seven tons of stone from Tengenge in 1990. He carved a number of pieces and sold them in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, America, Brussels, Britain and Switzerland. His first exhibition was in 1992 at the Standard Chartered Gallery. Today, Nevison Solomon is married with two daughters.


1992: One Man Exhibition, Standard Chartered Gallery, Zimbabwe
1993: Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture, Princeton, New Jersey
1995: One Man Exhibition, Standard Chartered Gallery, Zimbabwe
1995: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, The Montauk Club, Brooklyn New York
1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, New York City
1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
1996-1997: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Somerset Art Museum, Bedminster, New Jersey
1998: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Providence, Rhode Island
2000 to 2003: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey
2003 to 2005: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2006: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope , PA
2007: Celebration of Life, Horsham, PA
2007: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Point Pleasant, PA
2008: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Erwinna, PA
2011: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe, Princeton, New Jersey

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