ABLADE GLOVER

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Ablade Glover (born 1934) is a Ghanaian artist and educator. He has exhibited widely, building an international reputation over several decades, as well as being regarded as a seminal figure on the West African art scene. He was Associate 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 until 1994.

Glover’s style has been described as “swirling between abstraction and realism”, and it reveals his vibrant passion for life, activity and colour. He favours large urban landscapes, lorryparks, shantytowns, crowds and of the women of Ghana. He distinctively highlights women in his pieces as he is amazed by the courage, beauty and elegance of the African women. During his studies in the U.K., his professor had recommended he switch to the palette knife as opposed to the paint brush, which he has perfected the use of it and excelled since.