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 Kwagu’ł people. In the early 1960s Eugene spent about four years carving at Thunderbird Park, Royal Museum in Victoria. He left his art work for the next twenty-five years, which he spent as a commercial fisherman. Eugene resumed carving in 1987, and also took up painting. In recent he has worked with Calvin Hunt, George hunt Jr. and John Livingston. He presently lives and works in Victoria, B.C.