Henry Hunt

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Henry Hunt

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1923 - 1985

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Henry Hunt was a Kwakwaka'wakw carver and artist. He was born on October 16, 1923 in Tsaxis (Fort Rupert), British Columbia in 1923. He is the descendent of ethnographer George Hunt and the son-in-law of Mungo Martin. He originally started work as a logger and fisherman, but he moved to Victoria in 1954 to become Mungo Martin's chief assistant in the Thunderbird Park carving program. Hunt became Master Carver at the British Columbia Provincial Museum in 1962, where he remained until 1974. He died on March 13, 1985 in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Created May 19, 2017 by Sophie Roberge.

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