Jamaican Artist

Albert

 

Albert Huie was born in Falmouth Trelawny in 1920. At 16, he relocated to Kingston, joining the ‘Institute Group’ at Institute of Jamaica, where he received formal training under Koren der Harootian. He worked as an assistant to Edna Manley before studying in London at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and later Ontario College of Art in Canada.  He was a founding tutor of the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts, now known as Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He held exhibitions around the United States and Jamaica, before eventually settling in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

His best known works are his landscape and genre pieces. But also painted portraits. His themes were often about nationalism and his early work has scenes of manual labour. In 1974 he was awarded the Gold Musgrave Medal. In 2009, Huie was honoured by the Jamaican Embassy to the United States for his contributions to the local Jamaican community. He died at 89 in January 2010.

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