Anthony Wanjau comes from an artistic family whose patron is pioneer Kenyan sculptor Samuel Wanjau. He has had great influence from his elder brother Jackson Wanjau, a reputable and renowned contemporary sculptor artist.

He started sculpting under the elder Wanjau’s tutelage and sharpened his skills at Kuona’s Museum Art Studio. Over the years, Wanjau has been active in the Kenyan art scene and has been involved in numerous public art commissions in Nairobi. He is often called upon to run sculpting workshops in various schools around Kenya.