Hunt, John Henry
John Henry Hunt is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. He was born in 1974 in Alert Bay, a small fishing community off Vancouver Island, on the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia and takes the powerful Thunderbird as his family crest.
John credits his uncle Chief Tony Hunt and his grandfather Henry Hunt as his first teachers. His Mother is Darlene Hunt/Peeler. When John was at Calvin Hunt’s Copper Maker Gallery at the age of 15 in Fort Rupert, he got his first tools and later asked Mervin Child to help him with the techniques and skills of carving. After that, he apprenticed with his uncle Stanley Hunt.
One mask in particular from Tony Hunt Jr. influenced John in his later career. John found and created his own distinctive style which is now easy recognizable. He is extremely conscious about the quality of his works of art and put a lot of time and attention to detail into them. Today his pieces are highly sought after and it is a pleasure and privilege for us to be able to present him in our native Art Gallery.
Eagle and Beaver Model Totem Pole, John Henry Hunt
Gorgeous Totem Pole by John Henry Hunt, Eagle and Beaver, Kwakiulth First Nation
Articulated Sea Eagle Dancer, 3D Sculpture, by John Henry Hunt
Articulated Sea Eagle Dancer, 3D Sculpture, by John Henry Hunt from the North American First Nation
Spectacular Totem Pole by John Henry Hunt
Large Model Totem Pole by John Henry Hunt from the Kwakiulth First Nation