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ARTISTS

Ablade Glover

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. He is also listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists" and "Who's Who in Art and Antiques."

Professor Ablade Glover
NDD, ATD, Med, PhD, FRSA
(b. 1934, Accra, Ghana)

Exhibitions

Ablade Glover: 75 Year Anniversary


People II

Market Hats II

Prayer II

Cockfight


Cockfight II

Red Townscape II

Yellow and Green Forest
Lorry Station by Ablade Glover
Lorry Station


Market Hats

Market I

Yellow Forest
 

Available works



Jubilation II

Beachscape III

Beachscape I

Red Townscape III


Jubilation I

Market Lane I

Beachscape II

Red Townscape I

Professor Ablade Glover Biography

NDD, ATD, Med, PhD, FRSA (b. 1934, Accra, Ghana) Trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States, Dr. 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. He is also listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists" and "Who's Who in Art and Antiques."

Education
1957 - 58   University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
1959 - 62   Central School of Art and Design, London, UK
1964 - 65   University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK
1971 - 72   Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
1972 - 74   Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1980   National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, Nigeria
1980   National Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria
1963; 1968; 1970; 1972   Art Centre, Accra, Ghana
1982; 1984; 1987; 1995; 1999; 2001   The October Gallery, London,
1982   Hotel Mami Yoka, Freetown, Sierra Leone
1982   Africa Centre, London, UK
1983   The Commonwealth Institute, London, UK
1984   UCLA International Students Centre, Los Angeles, USA
1986   Gallerie GO, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
1986   National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
1989   British Council, Accra, Ghana
1990   Gallerie Pluriel, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
1991   Biz Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
1998   Toronto, Canada, City Hall
1998   Hamilton, Canada, City Hall
2000   Gallerie Pluriel, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Selected Group Shows
1985;1997   IFA Gallery, Bonn, Germany,
1985   Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA
1989   World Bank Art Society, Washington DC, USA
1992   WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
1993   French Cultural Centre, Cotonou, Benin
v1993   Six African Artists, The October Gallery, London, UK
1995/96   Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (touring)
1998   City Civic Center Hamilton and Toronto, Canada (touring)
1998   Colours of Africa, Winnipeg, Canada
1999/00   Transvangarde, The October Gallery, London, UK
Selected Collections
AAI African American Institute Head Office, New York, USA
Africa Centre, London, UK
Ashanti Goldfields Company Headquarters,
Accra, Ghana
Arts Council of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd., Accra, Ghana
Commonwealth Foundation, London, UK
Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Accra, Ghana
Guy Pas Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
ICC International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana
Mobil Oil Ghana Ltd., Accra, Ghana
National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, Nigeria
National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
O'Hare International Airport (mural), Chicago, USA
Ohio State University International House, USA
Royal Collection of Prince and Princess Takamado, Tokyo, Japan
Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Ltd., Accra, Ghana
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Visiting Arts, London, UK


   
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