Ato Delaquis (1945) completed his artistic training at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, and achieved a BA (Art) degree with first class honours in 1971. He received a Masters degree in Fine Art at Temple University (1975) Philadelphia, USA. Upon returning to Ghana, Delaquis continued his association with the UST College of Art slowly moving up the ranks until in 1988 he became Head of the Department of Painting & Sculpture. He is currently Dean of the College of Art.
Continuing to paint for himself throughout his academic career, themes which Delaquis addresses include African urban-scapes and the Sahel (a desert region). In reference to the former, Delaquis finds the clash of cultures of interest. "On the one hand, great influences from the West, on the other our indigenous culture: the two more or less at logger heads, but at times infusing." He goes on to state, "... we [Ghanaians] are developing, and this clash of cultures in the long run is going to bring out something which one might call a new African culture. No culture can exist in a vacuum, and if there are traces of Western influence then we have to make the most of it."
Dean - College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Head - Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
1966 Warsaw Radio International Art Exhibition - First Prize.
1967 Leipzig International Graphic Art Exhibition - Gold Medal.
1976 Fulbright-Hays Fellowship.
1988 ECRAG Award.
Packed Market Lane ( Acrylics on canvas 100 X 70)
Rawlings Park (Acrylics on canvas 120 x 80)
Urban Transport Yard (Acrylics on canvas 120 x 90)
Metro Market ii (Acrylics on canvas 120 x 90)
Northern Riders (Acrylics on canvas 155 x65cm)
Sunflower (Acrylics on Canvas 105 X 70cm) Cloth Sellers (Acrylics on canvas 120 X 91cm)
Dr Ablade Glover
DR. ABLADE GLOVER, NDD, ATD, MEd, Ph.D., FRSA (b. August 1, 1934 in Accra, Ghana.) Former Dean - College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Founder - Artists Alliance Gallery
Dr Glover is one of the best known painters in Africa today. He has been collected extensively, and in represented in International and Institutional (both private and public) collections. The father of Ghanaian contemporary art, Ablade Glover has spent most of his life teaching and painting.
Dr. Glover is a painter who has found a style of his own which is instantly recognizable, working in oils on canvas with the palette knife. His forte is colour; colour applied liberally, colours in juxtaposition, colours from which leap the images he creates. He has concentrated on markets capes, townscapes, forestscapes - and his distinctive paintings are found in public and private collections worldwide.
The universality of Glover’s work is reflected in the breadth and variety of his exhibitions. His work is represented in major public and private collections around the world, including the Imperial Palace Collection of Prince and Princess Takamado of Japan, the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France and the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, USA. He has exhibited widely throughout West Africa, United States, Europe and Japan
SELECTED COLLECTIONS African American Institute, Head Office, New York, USA Ashanti Goldfields Company, Head Office, Accra, Ghana Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd., Accra, Ghana Commonwealth Foundation, London, U.K. Guy Pas Collection, Geneva, Switzerland O'Hare International Airport (Mural), Chicago, USA Royal Collection of Prince and Princess Takamado, Tokyo, Japan Unesco Headquarters, Paris, France Visiting Arts, London, U.K.
Green Forest (Oils on Canvas 150 X 100cm)
“ Untitled” (Woman in Red) (Oils on Canvas 150 X 100cm)