Glover, Ablade

1934 · Ghana

Artist biography

Glover, Ablade is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Ghana, like other prominent artists such as Ablade Glover, Ibrahim Mahama, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Almighty God Kwame Akoto, and Original Ghana. Glover, Ablade was born in 1934.

Glover, Ablade's Gallery representation

Glover, Ablade's work is on display at October Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Glover, Ablade

Glover, Ablade was born in 1934 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Glover, Ablade

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