Master carver Richard Hunt was born in 1951 in Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island, off the coast of Vancouver Island near Port MacNeill. He is Kwagu’l and a member of the Kwakiutl First Nation.
Richard Hunt comes from a family of renowned carvers. His maternal grandfather was master carver Mungo Martin (1879-1962) and his father was Henry Hunt (1923-1985), who became the chief carver at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, B.C. Richard Hunt‘s brothers Tony Hunt (born 1942) and Stanley C. Hunt (born 1954) and his nephew Calvin Hunt (born 1956) are also renowned carvers.
See the official Richard Hunt website.
Richard Hunt has carved the following totem poles for the City of Duncan collection:
Kwagu’l Bear Holding A Seal was carved for the City of Duncan collection in 1987 by Richard Hunt. It is displayed in Charles Hoey Park on Canada Avenue at Station Street…..Read More….
Cedar Man Walking Out Of The Log was carved for the City of Duncan collection in 1988 and is displayed on Government Street near Station Street….Read More….
Richard Hunt‘s nephew Calvin Hunt carved the Centennial Pole for the City of Duncan collection.
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