Art by Dominique Zinkpè
New works of art in the Haldane Room and Upper Common Room

Published on:

Wednesday 6 March

The College is delighted to announce that new artworks are on display in the Haldane Room and the Upper Common Room by contemporary African artists Ablade Glover, Dominique Zinkpè and Wosene Worke Kosrof.

Born in Accra in 1934, Ablade Glover (Market profile, 2013, oil on canvas) occupies a significant place in Ghana’s contemporary art scene as both Founder and Director of the internationally acclaimed Artists Alliance Gallery. Trained in Ghana, Britain and the United States, Glover has accumulated many distinctions, which underline his significance as an artist and enthusiastic educator both in Ghana and on the international art scene.

Dominique Zinkpè (Danse de Minuit, 2016, oil on linen, above, and Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas) was born in 1969 in Cotonou and is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His work is influenced by the country's rich history and his immediate African surroundings. Zinkpè's paintings have a surrealist quality - loose figures battle and swim on the canvas.

Born in 1950 in the Arat Kilo district of Addis Ababa, Wosene Worke Kosrof (Word Game II, 2006, acrylic on linen) is a contemporary artist who has achieved international acclaim. Formally trained at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts, he completed a BFA with distinction in 1972. Then, as a Ford Foundation Talent Scholar, he was awarded an MFA in 1980 from Howard University in Washington, DC.

The College would like to thank Christian and Florence Levett for lending us these spectacular pieces.