Betty Acquah

Artist Bios | Betty Acquah


One of Ghana’s foremost female painters. Betty attended Wesley Girl’s High and Holy Child schools in Cape Coast and proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi where she obtained a first class degree. She later pursued the M.F.A. (painting) program at Kwame Nkrumah after an interim course at the Tokyo School of Art in Tokyo, Japan. She has worked at the Centre for National Culture in Accra, Ghana and is currently working at the Berj Art Gallery, Accra. She has her beliefs regarding the true nature of Ghanaian women, the trials, ambitions, celebrations and successes of ordinary but inspirational woman, who form the central theme of her rich and florid canvasses.

Her works can be seen bursting with colour, a whoosh of movement and brushstrokes to-live-for, so beautiful, and so vibrant that you can feel their very life force –pulsating. Betty maintains that women are the unsung heroines of the Ghanaian Republic. The images she depicts tell of ordinary women working courageously towards a greater Ghana. She employs shadows and points to tell magnificent feminine issues in artistic forms. Acquah has participated in exhibitions in Ghana as well as abroad.

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