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Eugene Hunt was born in 1946 in Alert Bay, B.C. Born to Chief Thomas Hunt and Emma Hunt, he is a member of the Fort Rupert Band of the Kwagiulth nation. In the early 1960’s he spent about four years carving at Thunderbird Park, Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria where he learned from Mungo Martin, Henry and Tony Hunt. He left his artwork for the next twenty-five years which he spent as a commercial fisherman. Eugene resumed carving in 1987 also took up painting. In recent years he has worked with Calvin Hunt, George Hunt Jr. and John Livingston.