Ablade Glover

Professor Ablade Glover (b. 1934) is a world renowned painter and eminent educator on the Ghanaian and international art scene. Glover, fondly referred to as the grandfather of contemporary Ghanaian art is one, if not the most, of Ghana’s celebrated present-day artists. 

Being a teacher of arts Glover did teacher training at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He furthered his education in Britain and the United States where he obtained his Master’s degree from Kent State University and got awarded his PhD from Ohio State University in 1974 all in Arts Education.

He uses oil to paint as well as the palette knife which he says “gives me the freedom I want”. The palette knife, according to him, gives you the feeling to express yourself immediately, such that you take it off when you don‘t want it.