Richard Hunt (artist)
Alert Bay, B.C., Canada
|Awards||Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria|
Hunt was born in 1951 at Alert Bay, B.C., but has lived most of his life in Victoria, B.C. On his father's side, he is a descendant of the renowned Native ethnologist George Hunt. He began carving at the age of thirteen. In 1973 he began carving with his father Henry Hunt at Thunderbird Park at the British Columbia Provincial Museum in Victoria.
Richard Hunt designed the medals for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships held Aug. 17-21, 2006 at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Among his other projects, he repainted the totem pole at Rideau Hall, which his grandfather Mungo Martin had given to Governor General Lord Alexander in 1946.
- Government of British Columbia - Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister Responsible for Seniors' and Women's Issues - Photo Gallery - Medals for Pan-Pacific Swim Championships
- Rideau Hall - The Unveiling of an Inuksuk at Rideau Hall
- Government of British Columbia, Protocol and Events Branch - Order of British Columbia - Richard Hunt
- The Ring, University of Victoria - April 2004, Vol. 30, No. 4 - Six selected for spring honorary degrees
- "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
- Hunt, Ross (2007) "The Hunt Family's Trip to West Germany to Attend the Bundesgarten Show." Anthropology News, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 20–21.
- Macnair, Peter L., Alan L. Hoover, and Kevin Neary (1984) The Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Northwest Coast Indian Art. Vancouver, B.C.: Douglas & McIntyre. ISBN 0-295-96166-X, ISBN 0-88894-418-7
- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Through My Father's Eyes: The Art of Richard Hunt, March 16, 2000 to August 27, 2000 ISBN 0-88885-186-3