Glover, Ablade
Born 1934 in Accra, Ghana
Lives and works in Accra, Ghana
Ablade Glover’s work reveals his vibrant passion for life, activity and colour. Using warm pigments to express the sun and heat of his country, Glover depicts animated landscapes that mirror the exuberant diversity of Ghana: its bustling market stalls, brightly attired crowds, and it’s dynamic energy. Over the length of his career, Glover has accumulated many distinctions that underline his significance as an artist and educator, both in Ghana and across the international art scene. The universality of his work is reflected in the breadth and variety of his collectors, with pieces found in collections such as the Imperial Palace Collection, Tokyo; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv; and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Glover has exhibited extensively in West Africa, Europe, the USA, and Japan. He also occupies a major position in Ghana’s contemporary art scene, as Founder and Director of the internationally acclaimed Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra.
Ablade Glover, Market Figures, 2004, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm. Courtesy LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery and the artist.

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