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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Untitled - Algonquin
Henry Thomson
oil on panel (10x12 in) 1930
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Klag in the Octopus Islands
Robert Genn
acrylic on canvas (12x16 in) 2010
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Carrying Water
Marc Aurele Fortin
oil on canvas (20x30 in)
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Snowy Bridge with Sleigh
Maud Lewis
oil on board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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The Diving Board 23/200
Walter Joseph Phillips
wood block prints (8.75x5.75 in) 1931
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Early Settlement Days
Frederick Sproston Challener
oil (21x25 in) 1932
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Oxen Hauling Logs Near Harbour
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12x14 in) 1964
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White Pine
Alfred Joseph Casson
Sampson Matthews Silkscreen (30x40 in) circa 1948
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Guards Marching - Waterloo Place, London
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
oil on panel (6x6 in) 1890
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Fort Garry, 1869
Lionel Stephenson
oil on panel (11x17 in) 1869
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