Ross Hunt Sr.

Kwaguʼł, Kwakwaka'wakw

June 12, 1948

Alert Bay, BC

Ross began carving at age 14, inspired by growing up surrounded by his family of artists. His father, the late Chief Thomas Hunt was a singer and orator and his mother, the late Emma Hunt, was an instructor in the teaching of Kwakwaka'wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth culture. Hunt apprenticed under his uncle, the late Chief Henry Hunt, for four years and with Tony Hunt for six years at Arts of the Raven Gallery in Victoria. He has worked with other noted artists including Calvin Hunt and John Livingston. He has taught his native language, dances, and history at Langara College. Ross currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.