Name: Prof. Ablade Glover
Position: A renowned Artist & Educator
Industry: Tourism Art & Culture
Awards: Flagstar awards 1998
Distinguished alumni award from the African-American Institute in New York City.
He has received several national and international awards, including the Order of the Volta in Ghana in 2007, the Millennium Excellence Award in 2010 and is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London
Education: Emmanuel Ablade Glover had his early education at Presbyterian mission schools. He had his teacher training education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (1957–58), before winning a scholarship to study textile design at London’s Central School of Art and Design (1959–62).
Glover returned to Ghana to teach for a while, before another scholarship, given by Kwame Nkrumah, enabled Glover to study art education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1964–65), where he began to use the tool that shaped his technique when his teacher suggested a palette knife to apply paint, rather than brushes.Glover went on to further his education in the US, first at Kent State University, where he earned his master’s degree, and then at Ohio State University where he was awarded a PhD in 1974.