Trained in Ghana, the UK, and the USA, Ablade Glover stands as a remarkable artist and educator, garnering numerous distinctions that underscore his significance both in Ghana and within the international art scene.
Glover’s artistic expression pulsates with a vibrant passion for life, activity, and color. Employing richly textured pigments, he captures the essence of his homeland’s sun-soaked landscapes, infusing his canvases with the warmth and energy that define Ghana. His animated portrayals mirror the exuberant diversity of Africa, portraying bustling market stalls, vibrantly attired crowds, and the dynamic spirit that permeates the region.
Ablade Glover’s artistic journey with the October Gallery began in 1982 when his distinctive canvases were showcased in one of the Gallery’s early exhibitions featuring an artist from the African continent. In 2019, the Gallery presented his ninth solo exhibition, “Wogbe Jeke – We Have Come a Long Way,” as a celebration of his 85th birthday.
The universal appeal of Glover’s art is evident in the breadth and diversity of his collectors. His works grace prominent collections such as the Imperial Palace Collection in Tokyo, Japan; the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France; the Africa First Collection in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the United States. His art has been extensively exhibited throughout West Africa, Europe, the USA, and Japan.