Art Focus: Ghanian Artist, Ablade Glover

The large canvases of Ghanian artist Ablade Glover (b. 1934) are dense with an energy that oscillates between abstraction and realism, as can seen in this dazzling scene. Look closely and you will might be able to make out hundreds of people moving through the crowd.

People, 2016. Oil on canvas, 154 x 153 cm. Private collection

Marketscapes, 2016. Oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm. Private collection.

Trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States, Glover was, until 1994, 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. In 1998, he was awarded the FLAGSTAR Award (the top award for Arts in Ghana and the Distinguished AFGRAD Alumni Award by the African-American Institute in New York. He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London and is listed in Who’s Who in the World and Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists.

Busy Bodies, 2014, Oil on canvas, 127 x 101 cm. Private collection.

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