Eugene Hunt

Born in Alert Bay, B.C. to Chief Thomas Hunt and Emma Hunt in 1946, he was a member of the Fort Rupert Band of the Kwagiulth people. In the early 1960’s Eugene spent about four years carving at Thunderbird Park, Royal B.C. Museum, in Victoria. He left his art for the next twenty-five years, which he spent as a commercial fisherman. In 1987 Eugene resumed carving, and during this time he also took up painting. He has worked with Calvin Hunt, George Hunt Jr. and John Livingston. Hunt passed on June 2002. He will be remembered for his fine contributions to the preservation of a unique artform.