Mentored by Gilbert Rumano at age 22.
PRIVATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The National Art Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe; and Zimbabwe Heritage Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Born in 1972 in Murewa, Zimbabwe, into a multigenerational sculpting family, Edward initially did not aspire to become a sculptor. His first ambition was to become a teacher, though he eventually abandoned the idea to follow the family legacy of stone carving. Having grown up in a family of artists, sculpting was an ancestral inheritance that was passed down through the generations. His great grandfather carved traditional artifacts, such as ornaments, tools, etc. His father now carries on that tradition. His brother, Gilbert, is an acclaimed artist of the second generation sculptors that was critically acclaimed for his unique works.
Edward’s interest in sculpture grew in admiration of family members which led him to begin sculpting in 1994. Since then he has gone on to become a member of the Chinembiri Art Center where he occasionally works. Much of his work has been consigned or exhibited with tremendous results in venues such as the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Heritage Gallery. Edward is capable of achieving his goals to become a renowned artist in Shona sculpture, to become more creative as an artist, and express his “feelings towards humanity at large.”
His ability to carry on the Rumano name to the next generations will be recognized as a distinction of greatness among collectors and artists alike. Already a nationally recognized artist, his fame with continue to grow as his talent evolves as an artist. His work has been already been exhibited internationally met with enthusiasm as the family legacy continues and in addition to Edward’s superb personal accomplishment.