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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Summer Morning
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (30x36 in) 1948
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Ottawa Market Scene
Kathleen Morris
oil on canvas (16x18 in) 1925
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Kora 1/10
Leo Mol
Bronze (15.5x4x4.75 in) 1959
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Deer and Hunter
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (9x12 in) 1961
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Freighter Birch Bark canoes
Frederick Arthur Verner
Watercolour (11.75x24.75 in) circa 1888
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Boy With Bird Spirit
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic on paper (27x19.25 in) circa 1969
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Jack Rabbits Alert to Distant Coyote
Clarence Tillenius
Oil on Canvas (10x14 in)
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From the North Shore, Lake Superior
Lawren Harris
oil on panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1925
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King of the Castle
William Kurelek
mixed media (20x17 in) 1958
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The Cove
Emily Carr
oil (24x34.625 in) 1932
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