Chief Tony Hunt Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1942) RCA, Order of B.C.

Chief Tony Hunt (b. aug. 22, 1942) Nakapnkim Chief Tony Hunt or Mu-pen-kim Kla-kwa dzee (four times chief big copper) is hereditary chief of the KwaGulth people of Fort Rupert and Kingcome inlet, B.C. and one of the greatest living artists of the Pacific Northwest. Tony Hunt, His father (Henry Hunt), and his grandfather (Chief Mungo Martin) were the creators of Victoria’s famous Thunderbird Park. Subsequently, Tony Hunt designed the Hunt Family Big House within the Royal Victoria Museum (Royal B.C. Museum). His grand masterpiece is the KwaGulth ceremonial big house at Fort Rupert, the largest traditional native structure ever built in the Pacific Northwest.

Chief Tony Hunt has been an artist all his life, and has designed and carved nearly one hundred full scale totem poles, more than any other native artist, present or past. Remarkably, the composite height of these totem poles is considerably taller than the world’s largest free standing structure.

Beyond his contribution to Canadian heritage, many of his totems have become celebrated national monuments in museums and public institutions all over the world including America, Great Britain, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, China, and more. Among the many honours awarded him outside his traditional culture are: Honorary Doctorate of Law, Royal Roads College, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, C.M.; Honorary Life Member, Alumni Association of University of British Columbia, Commonwealth Medal of Honor. Order of British Columbia, and Victoria, B.C. Citizen of the Year 2011.

Consignments

We are currently seeking works by C.T. Hunt to be included in future collections. If you are interested in selling works by C.T. Hunt visit our valuation submission page for more information.

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Looking For Ducks
Allen Sapp
acrylic (18x24 in) 1969
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Water Lilies 128/250
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (4.5x6.5 in) 1927
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Nokum’s Story of Long Ago
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (16x20 in) circa 1970
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Near Britt
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on board (12x15 in) 1959
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Hauling the Log
Horatio Walker
oil (24x30 in) 1893
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Cucumbers Drying for Seed
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 in) 1977
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Untitled (Sailboat on Harbour)
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (12x16 in) circa 1964
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The Volkswagen in Canada
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (15.25x18.25 in) 1965
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Silver Lake Morning
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (20x24 in) 2010
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“Flowers” Big Moose Lake, Adirondacks NY
David Milne
Watercolour (11x15 in) 1923
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