Aaron Perkins Chikumbirike- African (Shona)

Flower, 2004
Sculpture, Opal, jade, cobalt
11.50 x 6.50 x 4.50 in
SKU: 11448g
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Artist Bio: Born in Wedza District, Zimbabwe on the 29th of August 1951, Aaron Chikumbirike is the eldest son in a family of ten brothers, some of whom are among the leading artists of Zimbabwe. He was educated at Saint Anthony’s Primary School, Saint Mary’s and Saint Robert’s Secondary Schools, started carving sculptures as a hobby and became a full-time sculptor soon after leaving school in 1969.

Chikumbirike is an artist who is successful in mixed media sculpture using stone types including opal, cobalt, spring stone, verdite, serpentine, and jade. He has shown with some leading galleries, including the Tengenenge Sculpture Village and the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare. His work has been exhibited in and outside of Zimbabwe including The Zimbabwe Annual Heritage in 1991 and 1993. Aaron Chikumbirike has works in the National Gallery’s overseas permanent collections and is a member of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.