Gedion was born into an artistic family in Zimbabwe, Africa.
During his youth, he watched his father, Claud Nyanhongo, a prominent artist and driving force within the innovative Shona Sculpture movement (unique to Zimbabwe) that began in the late 1950s and says: …although I was young, I remember loving it and knowing that it was what I wanted to do.”
Gedion was mentored by internationally acclaimed sculptor Joseph Ndandarika (a friend of his father) and began his solo career in 1988 with his first exhibition opening at the Mabwe Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1989.
Gedion Nyanhongo’s vision and skills have earned him international recognition as a sculptor of excellence. His works have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions at venues around the world, including: England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa, U.S.A, and Zimbabwe.
Gedion’s work is included in both private and public collections.
He currently lives in Arizona and participates in shows and festivals across the nation.
Gedion is now teaching and passing his knowledge and expertise to the next generation - his son Courage is a very talented sculptor in his own right.
Media: Opal stone
Dimensions: 48" H x 25" W x 10" D
The Modeler is 100% Handcarved in Opal Stone. The stone is imported from Zimbabwe and the sculpture is created using the techniques and traditions of the Shona Sculpture movement of Zimbabwe, which is Gedion's heritage.
2022-23 Best in Show