Agnes Nyanhongo

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Agnes Nyanhongo (born 1960) is a Zimbabwean sculptor.

A native of Nyanga, Nyanhongo is the daughter of first-generation sculptor Claud Nyanhongo and sister of Gedion Nyanhongo, and spent much time helping in her father's studio as a girl. She began sculpting full-time early in life, and in 1983 entered the B.A.T. Workshops in Harare, where she spent three years. Stylistically, her work is very similar to that of her father, and takes as its theme female issues of various sorts. Her sculptures are in the permanent collection of the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare, in Loveland, CO, at the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, Colorado, and at the exhibition Zimbabwe Sculpture: a Tradition in Stone at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.