Artist of the moment….Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt is from a world renown family of artisans. Richard Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. His grandfather was named Chief NakePenkim ,also known as Mungo Martin. Martin helped to restore and carve totem poles unique to the region. He was also the founder of the sculpting program at Thunderbird Park. Also on his father’s side he is descended from George Hunt,  a renown ethnologist. Below an example of his wonderful mask work.

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His tribal name is loosely translated to mean man who travels the globe.

price range information: Serigraph prints start at $400 to original carvings as mucs as $9,000.

The tribe associated with the artist is the Kwak waka’ wakw tribe and culture. His grandfather was an integral part in keeping their culture alive.

Elected to the Royal Order of Canada. Also elected to Canada’s Royal Academy of the Arts.

Below we hear the artist talk about watching his father carve as  a child:

Winner of the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty the Queen.

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