People / Tony Hunt

Artist, curator. Born in the community of Alert Bay in 1942, Tony Hunt received his early training from Mungo Martin, his maternal grandfather. Hunt became assistant carver to his father Henry at the Royal British Columbia Museum’s Thunderbird Park after Mungo’s death in 1962. His brothers, Stanley and Richard, are also noted carvers. As an initiated Hamatsa, Hunt regularly dances at potlatches. Included in the exhibition Chiefly Feasts which traveled to the Royal British Columbia Museum (1992), the American Museum of Natural History (1992), the California Academy of Sciences (1993), the National Museum of Natural History (1993-1994), and the Seattle Art Museum (1994), Hunt’s work is sough by collectors nationally and internationally.