Born in 1948, Ross Hunt Sr. is a member of the Fort Rupert Band of the Kwagulth people. He credits his elders and family for his artistic inspiration. 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 Kwagulth and Nuu-chah-nulth culture. Ross 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, BC. He has worked with other noted artists including Calvin Hunt and John Livingston. Ross currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.