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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Surrey with a Fringe on Top
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (9x11.5 in) 1961
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Huskies Howling to be Free
William Kurelek
Oil on Panel (9.25x24.75 in) 1968
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Anse-aux-Gascon
Marc Aurele Fortin
oil on canvas (35.25x40.25 in) 1942
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Red Sleigh
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (10.75x12.75 in) circa 1958
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Three Gulls
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (35.75x31.75 in) circa 1972
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Nude Woman Reading
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
drypoint etching (2x2.25 in) 1926
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Le Coq
Jean Phillipe Dallaire
gouache (7.5x9 in) circa 1955
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Untitled Abstract
Guido Molinari
oil (8x10 in) 1953
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Packaged in the Warmth of the Day
Robert Genn
Acrylic (14x18 in) circa 2011
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Falls on the Oesa Trail, Yoho Park
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in)
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