Visual artist Mupedza dies

Genre : Cultural personnality death announcements
Principal country concerned : Column : Arts and crafts
Release/publication date : November 2015
Published on : 11/05/2015
Source : 11 May 2015

Contemporary visual artist Waison Mupedza has died. He died at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Sunday after being admitted there for two weeks reportedly due to some stomach problems.He was 42 and leaves behind his wife Modester and three young children.

The versatile Mupedza's biggest claim to fame was illustrating the late Celia Winter-Irvine's book "Sooty the Cat at Tengenenge".

Besides contemporary art paintings he also did calligraphy, designing, sculpting, as well as making post and greeting cards depicting African activities and their environment. Mupedza showcased his great works at various local and international forums in countries such as Australia, Netherlands and South Africa. He also held solo exhibitions. His grief-stricken family yesterday told The Herald that they had lost a pillar of strength.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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