George Hunt Jr.


April 30, 1958

Campbell River, BC

George's Native name is Nas-u-niz, meaning "Light Beyond the World." At an early age, George learned how to carve from his father, George Hunt Sr. In addition, his step-Great-Grandfather was the famous Kwakwaka'wakw carver, Mungo Martin. George is an accomplished artist, and is also a well-known and respected traditional dancer amongst the Tlingit, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Mawachaht Nations. He was initiated into the exclusive Hamat'sa dance society at the age of sixteen by his paternal grandfather, Chief Thomas Hunt. George apprenticed with Tony Hunt, John Livingston, Calvin Hunt, and Sam Henderson, and has been carving since 1972. His original works of art are sought-after, and exist within private and public collections, as well as galleries and museums around the world. Most of George's pieces are extremely intricate and highly detailed.