Lincon was born on the 18th of January 1975 in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the youngest in a family of four. He originates from Mutoko and his totem is “Soko Muhrewa” (Monkey).
He went to secondary school at Morgan High School in Harare and he then began sculpting in 1989 whilst still at school. He worked under the tutelage of Danny Kanyemba, another prominent Zimbabwean sculptor. He was encouraged to go solo and pursue sculpting as a full time career by his mentor, the late Moses Masaya.
He has a great love for Shona culture and this coupled with his imaginative and innovative ability has ensured that his work is of a very high standard and has earned him admiration from collectors around the world.
Lincon bases his work on day to day events that interest him and the feelings and emotions of the people around him. His faces and gestures reflect the joys and the sadness experienced by the sprawling population of the Chitungwisa suburb in which he lives.
It is pleasing to note that Lincon has been instrumental in encouraging and teaching younger artists, several of whom are now pursuing solo careers. Lincon’s skills have also been appreciated in Zimbabwe, in particular by Roy Guthrie, the Director of Chapungu Sculpture Park where Lincon was a resident artist for the 1996-97 period.
When questioned on his motivation for sculpting Lincon says:-
“I guess God gave me the courage and the talent to sculpt so as to bring back our vanishing cultural heritage for the sake of future generations.”
Lincon is still single but hopes to marry in the near future.