International Art Auction

December 05, 2016

LOT 66

Lot 66

Albert Huie (1920-2010)

Albert Huie (1920-2010)
Lot 66 Details
Albert Huie (1920-2010), Jamaican


Oil on canvas on masonite board; signed twice, lower left and lower right, possibly titled in ink “Retreat ...” upper right verso and dated “c. 1960” in ink lower left verso
16.7" x 17.5" — 42.5 x 44.5 cm.

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $3,750
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Albert Huie (1920-2010)
  • Albert Huie (1920-2010)
  • Albert Huie (1920-2010)
  • Albert Huie (1920-2010)

Private Collection, Winnipeg held in the family some fifty years


Known for his folkloric landscape paintings which celebrated the lush Jamaican countryside, Huie was called the “Father of Jamaican Painting.”

After winning a scholarship Huie studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and later at the Camberwell College of Art in London, England. In 1939 he won the award for his art at the New York World’s Fair and another prestigious award that same year at the San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition. In 1953 he was presented with the International Award at the Spanish Biennale. In 1976 he received the Institute of Jamaica Gold Musgrove Medal, The order of Distinction in 1983 and became Commander of the Order of Distinction in 1992.

Waddington’s has sold two canvases by Albert Huie. One “Nude with Bananas” acquired in 1965 during an exhibition held in Ottawa at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa sold on December 8, 2009, Lot 269. Another “Quiet Sunday Ocho Rios, Jamaica” sold on June 14, 2011, Lot 276.

Albert Huie’s works are well represented in the National Gallery of Canada’s collection and his works are also collected internationally.


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LOT 66

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