Ablade Glover, artist and founder of Artists' Alliance Gallery.




Ablade Glover (b. 1934, Accra, Ghana) trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States. Professor. Glover has accumulated a number of distinctions, which show his importance as an artist and enthusiastic educator on the national and international art scene. Until 1994 he was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Art Education and Dean of the College of Art at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. More recently, in 1998, he was awarded the FLAGSTAR Award (top award for Arts in Ghana) by the ACRAG in Ghana; Distinguished AFGRAD Alumni Award by the African-American Institute in New York, and he is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London. His paintings are shaped by brightly coloured oil paints that Ablade applies with a spatula, which gives them a rich texture and a singular dynamic. Thus, his impressive urban landscapes attract viewers and almost invite them to step in and become part of the bustling scene. Ablade Glover founded the Artist’s Alliance Gallery in Accra, which in addition to showing his own work also functions as a supporting environment for other artists of Ghana.

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  • Title: Ablade Glover, artist and founder of Artists' Alliance Gallery.
  • Date Created: 2015-07-31
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Subject Keywords: 89plus Accra 2015, Studio visit, Pioneer, Portrait
  • Type: Documentary photography
  • Publisher: 89plus
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Place of Birth: Accra, Ghana
  • Date of Birth: 1934


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