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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Misty Morning, Pender Harbour
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (14.75x21 in) 1935
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Podilian Boots under the Table
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 in) 1977
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Nicola Falls
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (14x18 in) 2013
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Untitled 'Colour Abstract'
Marian Dale Scott
acrylic (18x14 in) 1988
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Prairie Sky
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
oil on canvas (10.75x13 in) 1921
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Near Baie St. Paul, Que.
Albert Robinson
oil on panel (11.5x13 in) 1928
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Snowstorm
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (20x24 in) circa 1957
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Filling up the Barrel
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (24x30 in) 1976
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Beaver
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (22x30 in) circa 1969
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St. Anne Ferry
Maud Lewis
oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1958
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