Tony Hunt Jr.
Kwakiutl (Kwagiulth) 1961
Crooked Beak Raven
Red cedar mask
Tony Hunt Jr. comes from a long line of master carvers from the Fort Rupert area, including his great-grandfather Mungo Martin, grandfather Henry Hunt, father Tony Hunt Sr., and uncles Richard Hunt and Stan Hunt, all of whom were Tony’s early teachers. He has also studied under John Livingston and Gene Brabant. An initiated Hamatsa dancer, he participates in many ceremonies and performs frequently with the Kwa Gulth Dance Group.
Tony has earned international recognition as a wood sculptor. Among his principal accomplishments is his participation, along with other family members, in building a Big House in Fort Rupert, the first such house to be constructed in decades and a major contribution to the preservation of Kwakwaka’wakw culture.