Born in Alert Bay in 1946, Eugene Hunt is the son of Chief Thomas Hunt and Emma Hunt.
As a member of the Fort Rupert band of the Kwagiulth, he spent roughly four years carving at Thunderbird Park at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria in the early 1960s. This is where he learned from Mungo Martin, as well as Henry and Tony Hunt. He put his artwork on hold for the next twenty-five years during which time he became a commercial fisherman. In 1987, Eugene resumed carving and also took up painting.
In recent years he has worked with Calvin Hunt, George Hunt Jr., and John Livingston. He currently lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia.