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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, FGA.
(b. 1934, Accra, Ghana)

Exhibitions

Ablade Glover: 75 Year Anniversary
Ablade Glover: 80th Anniversary


Celebrations I

Market Corridor

Market Intrigues

Red Townscape IV


Market Manoeuvres

Celebrations II

The People III

Sunrise


Sunset

Red Townscape V

Market Dynamics

Our People


Red Forest

Forest in Reds

The People IV

Open Market I


Red People in Red

Night Carnival

City Carnival

City Carnival II


Mother

Mother Profile

Flamboyance

Market Profile


Jubilation II

Beachscape III

Beachscape I

Red Townscape III


Beachscape II
     

Professor Ablade Glover Biography

NDD, ATD, MEd, PhD, FRSA, FGA (b. 1934, Accra, Ghana).
Trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States, Dr. Glover has earned a number of distinctions, which demonstrate his importance as an artist and an enthusiastic educator on the national and international art scene. Until 1994, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Art Education and Dean of the College of Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The foundation of Glover’s Artists Alliance Gallery in 1993, brought international attention to traditional and contemporary African art. In 1998, he was awarded the Flagstar Award (the highest award for Arts in Ghana) by the ACRAG Ghana; the Distinguished AFGRAD Alumni Award by the African-American Institute in New York; in 2007 the Ghana Order of the Volta (Member) and in 2010 the Millennium Excellence Award. He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World; Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists; and Who’s Who in Art and Antiques.

Education
1957 - 58   Kumasi College of Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
1959 - 62   Central School of Art and Design, London, UK
1964 - 65   Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 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
1963/68/70/72   Art Centre, Accra, Ghana
1982/84/87   October Gallery, London, UK
1982   Hotel Mammy Yoko, Freetown, Sierra Leone
1982   Africa Centre, London, UK
1983   The Commonwealth Institute, London, UK
1984   UCLA International Students Centre, Los Angeles, USA
1986   Galerie Go, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
1986   National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
1989   British Council, Accra, Ghana
1990   Galerie Arts Pluriels, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
1991   Biz Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
1998   City Hall, Toronto, Canada
1998   City Hall, Hamilton, Canada
2000   Galerie Arts Pluriels, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
1995/99/01   October Gallery, London, UK
2009   75th Anniversary, October Gallery, London, UK
2013   Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (with Nubuke Foundation)
2014   80th Anniversary, October Gallery, London, UK
Selected Group Shows
1985/97   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
    Six African Artists, October Gallery, London, UK
1995/96   Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (touring)
1998   City Civic Center Hamilton and Toronto, Canada (touring)
    Colours of Africa, Civic Center, Winnipeg, Canada
1999/00   Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
2008   Visions & Dreams, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2008/09 /10/11   Joburg Artfair, Johannesburg, South Africa (with October Gallery)
2010   I See You, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012   Transmission Part 2, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2014   Art 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK (with October Gallery)
     
     
     
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
ICC International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA
Kosmos Energy, Texas, USA
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, Columbus, USA
Royal Collection of Prince and Princess Takamado, Tokyo, Japan
Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Ltd., Accra, Ghana
Tullow Oil PLC, London, UK
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Visiting Arts, London, UK
World Bank, Washington DC, USA


   
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