Professor Ablade Glover chairs National Commission on Culture

Prof. Ablade GloverProfessor Ablade Glover has been appointed Chairman of the National Commission on Culture.

A press release signed by Secretary to President John Evans Atta Mills, Mr. J. K. Bebaako Mensah, names the following as members of the Board, Mrs. Kyei Mensah; Mr. Efo Kodjo Mawugbe; Rev. O.T. Dawson Amoah; Mrs. Matilda Gaisie. The others are Mr. Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye; Mrs. Irene Akoto-Marfo; Dr. Ben Abdallah and Nana Ama Amissah III.

Born in 1934 in Accra, Prof. Glover is arguably one of the country’s most renowned painters and he has made great contributions in the international art industry.

Information available elsewhere indicates that he was trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States.

Until 1994 he was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Art Education and Dean of the College of Art at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

More recently, in 1998, he was awarded the FLAGSTAR Award (top award for Arts in Ghana) by the ACRAG in Ghana; Distinguished AFGRAD Alumni Award by the African-American Institute in New York, and he is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London. He is also listed in “Who’s Who in the World”, “Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists” and “Who’s Who in Art and Antiques.”

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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