Sir Herbert James Gunn...
Works in stock Sir Herbert James Gunn, RA, PRP (1893-1964) was known internationally as a painter of portraits, figures subjects and landscapes.  He was born in Glasgow, and studied art at Glasgow School of Art, then at Edinburgh College of Art and in Paris at the Academie Julian under J. P. Laurens.  James Gunn exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1913-1957, at the Royal Academy from 1923, the Royal Glasgow Institute, the Paris Salon and many other leading London and provincial galleries.  He was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1945 (and President in 1954), an Associate of the Royal Academy 1953 and Royal Academician 1961.  In 1939 he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon and in 1953-54 painted the State Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.  His work is held in numerous public collections including the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery and the Imperial War Museum.  Sir James was knighted for services to the arts in 1963.  He lived in London for many years.


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