Helen Lieros

Helen Lieros (3 August 1940 – 14 July 2021) was a Zimbabwean visual artist.[1][2][3][4] She was born in Gweru, Zimbabwe to Greek parents. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Centre Contemporaine de la Gravure (now the Centre d’édition contemporaine [fr]) in Geneva, Switzerland. She also spent time at the Istituto statale d’arte di Firenze [it]in Florence, Italy. After wandering in Europe, Lieros returned to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1964 and took up a position as a teacher at Chaplin High School, where she had been a student. She moved to Harare (then Salisbury) in 1967, where she lived until her death on 14 July 2021.

Zimbabwean visual artist

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Lieros is one of Zimbabwe’s most illustrious artists and had a career that spanned across six decades.[5] She established Gallery Delta in Harare with her husband Derek Huggins in 1975.[6][7] The independent space has been involved in the curation, organisation, presentation and promotion of approximately five-hundred exhibitions.[8] Besides being invested in her own practice, Lieros and her husband, dedicated most of their career teaching and mentoring generations of Zimbabwean painters.[9] These include Berry Bickle, Greg Shaw, Lovemore Kambudzi, Cosmas Shiridzinonwa, Gina Maxim, Misheck Masamvu,[10][11]Admire Kamudzengerere, Richard Mudariki,[12] and many others.[13] In early 2021, Lieros was honored by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe as a National Merits Awards Legend.[14]

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