February 1, 2010

Albert Huie 1920 –2010

Albert Huie was the last survivor of the so-called  Drumblair Group of artists and intellectuals that formed round Edna and Norman Manley in the late 1930s at the beginning of the national movement for Jamaican Independence and provided much of the intellectual horsepower of the movement.

Huie, who was probably the best known of the artists, achieved early renown when he represented Jamaica at the 1938 New York World's Fair winning several prizes. Albert was best known as a landscape artist and inspired dozens of imitators.

Albert was born in Falmouth, Trelawny on December 30,1920

~John Maxwell

Photo: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Albert-Huie-dead_7378195


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