George Nene was born in 1958 in Gokwe District and educated at Kana Mission. He studied at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre from 1970 to 1973, and in 1974 formed an art group at the Methodist Community Centre, Makokoba. He held one-person exhibitions in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1984 and Harare in 1986. He has won numerous awards in national exhibitions in Botswana and Zimbabwe, including the Corps de Diplomats prize for young artists of outstanding talent at the 1986 Baringa Nedlaw exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. He is currently working as a professional artist and teaching part-time at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre.