Richard Hunt Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1951)

Richard Hunt is a Kwaguilth Native from Fort Rupert, near the northern tip of Vancouver Island, B.C. The Hunt family has been at the centre of traditional ceremonial life and wood carving for generations. Richard's grandfather, Mungo Martin, was largely responsible for the rebirth of Northwest Coast-Indian art. Richard began carving wood at the age of 12 under the tutelage of his father, Henry Hunt, also a renowned artist. Richard worked as chief carver in Thunderbird Park at the Royal British Columbia Museum for more than a decade. His totem poles, masks, rattles and prints are in museums and private collections throughout North America and Europe. In 1991, Richard Hunt was the recipient of the prestigious Order of British Columbia, making him the first Native artist to be so honored. In 1994, he became a member of the Order of Canada. Today, some of Richard Hunt's highly sought after wood carvings are being cast in limited edition glass and bronze. Richard Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1951. Richard is Kwakiutl and is from T’sakis (Fort Rupert, BC). Richard Hunt's Kwakwala name is highly appropriate, considering his accomplishments. Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya-lis means “A man that travels and wherever he goes, he potlatches”.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Village House St. George
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (24x30 in) 1975
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Woodland, October 1962
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (12x14.75 in) 1962
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Single Sleigh - Covered Bridge
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (12.5x13.75 inch)
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Sans Titre, 1969
Jean Paul Riopelle
Oil on panel (10.5x6.75 in) 1969
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Mackenzie Islet
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (11x14 in) 2011
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The Man Who Walks Alone
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil-pastel (15.5x12.5 inch)
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Pioneer Hut - Birds Hill Park area
Leo Mol
oil on panel (12x16 in) 1981
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Hades Channel, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2010
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Snake Fence
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 inch) 1928
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Alaska - Buffalo Fire
Robert Lougheed
oil (12x16 in) 1954
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