Wellington Karuru

August 17, 1976 - December 3rd, 2014

Education: As the first-born child in a Zimbabwean family, many responsibilities were shouldered upon Wellington. He completed his primary and secondary education in Mashonaland West Province, and was involved in almost every sporting activity at the school.


After Wellington graduated school, he was employed at National Foods LTD. In his free time he assisted some well-known artists in sculpting and was able to learn much from them. Soon thereafter he started to develop his own talent and unique style.

Inspired by well-known sculptors such as Gardener Sango and Garison Muchinjili, Wellington started sculpting small pieces for himself and soon found a buyer for his favourite piece titled ‘A Cry For Help’.

Many of his pieces have been chosen for international exhibitions and galleries. Well-established and internationally renowned artists like Joe Mutasa recognised his talents and took an interest in him, promoting his work. Wellington had a reputation as a serious, gifted and hardworking artist, who was loved for his modesty and humbleness. 

Wellington Karuru, 'Split Heads', W30xH122 KG56

Wellington Karuru, 'Loving Family', W40xH160 kg105