Reflections on the 1970s

An Interview with Gilbert Amegatcher

Gilbert Amegatcher and Raymond Silverman


Art historian and graphic designer, Gilbert Amegatcher, recalls his years as a student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He then discusses his early career as a curator with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). His comments include references to his teachers and fellow students at KNUST as well as to other artists who played important roles in creating a visual identity for the young nation-state—artists who shaped the visual arts during the vibrant period following Ghana’s independence.

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