|| 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
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
Gallery and the Imperial War Museum.
James was knighted for services to the arts in 1963.
He lived in London for many years.
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