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Henry Hunt (artist)

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Nationality  Canadian
Role  Artist
Known for  Wood carving
Name  Henry Hunt
Died  1985, Victoria, Canada
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Born  16 October 1923Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Henry Hunt (16 October 1923 – 13 March 1985) was a First Nations woodcarver and artist from the Kwakwaka'wakw (formerly "Kwakiutl") people of coastal British Columbia.

He was born in 1923 in the Kwakwaka'wakw community of Fort Rupert, B.C. He was a descendant of the renowned ethnologist George Hunt. Hunt was originally a logger and fishermen but went to Victoria to help his father-in-law Mungo Martin at the British Columbia Provincial Museum in Victoria in 1954, where he remained until 1974. He succeeded Mungo Martin there as chief carver in 1962.

Hunt followed the Kwakwaka'wakw carving tradition, using minimum paint, deep cuts with traditional tools. He carved a number of totem poles. Hunt's works can be seen at the Thunderbird Park and around the world, including a pole in the town of Berkhamsted, England.

He was the father of the artists Shirley Ford, Tony Hunt, Richard Hunt, and Stanley Hunt.

He and Tony Hunt, his eldest son, carved a memorial pole to Mungo Martin at Alert Bay, B.C., in 1970–71.

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Henry Hunt (artist) Wikipedia


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