Bronson Gengezha

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Bronson Gengezha (born April 21, 1981) is a Zimbabwean sculptor.

A native of Dzivarasekwa, he attended Ellis Robins School where he took a special interest in art history. Gengezha credits his father, Temba Gengezha, as his greatest inspiration to create beautiful works. From 1975 until his untimely death in 2001, Temba Gengezha's sculptures were popular and celebrated both locally and abroad for their style and artistry.

As a child, Gengezha played with stones on the floor of his father's workshops but it was not until 1998, at the age of 17, that he began to sculpt stones and hone his artistic vision under the tutelage of his father. Gengezha's inherent creativity is evident in the skill, originality and attention to detail which is characteristic of his work.[citation needed] He credits Chituwa Jemali and Dominic Benhura as largely influential in his decision to maintain a unique and distinctive style of Shona art. Gengezha has collaborated with many noted Zimbabwean sculptors through his connection to Chapungu Sculture Park. Bronson Gengezha is most often inspired by nature, everyday life in Zimbabwe, and the bonds of family.[citation needed] Gengezha's pieces can be found in galleries and private collections throughout Germany, Canada, Australia, Holland, Japan, South Africa, and the United States. He continues to be recognized for his work with Kwekwe serpentine and lapidolite.

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