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U014.3.268
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Namukwiyalis Memorial
Date (Execution) : 2003
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Horizontal rectangular print with blue circle in the centre with a 8 pointed red sun in the centre of that. An animal on each side of the blue circle and sun facing toward it. A red border around the entire composition.
Accession # : U014.3.268
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 24.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design was created in memory of Eugene Hunt, 'Namukwialis', his potlatch name, meaning 'a man with no equal.' The wolf design is from Eugene's mother, Emma Hunt who owned the 'spinning wolf' dancer from her father, chief 'Dr. Billy' of the house of Tsuwana at Nootka, or Friendly Cove. The sun crest in the middle of the design was given by the Alfred family of the 'Namgis Tribe to Eugene's parents, Chief Thomas and Emma Hunt, as a dowry when they married. The Raven is the main crest of the Hunt family, descending from Eugene's great-grandmother, Mary Ebbits, who was Tlingit princess from Tsongas, Alaska. This design was created by Calvin Hunt with the assistance of John Livingston and was also painted on Eugene Hunt's native-style, red cedar casket at the time of his passing. Calvin Hunt is Eugene's youngest brother and John Livingston was Eugene's working partner for more than ten years. This print is being released in conjunction with exhibition, 'Namukwialis: A Man With No Equal, The art and life of Kwagu't artist Eugene Hunt," mounted by his family and Pacific Editions Limited." - John Livingston