Artist: [Sir]Herbert James Gunn

Date of Birth:
1893
Date of Death:
1964
Place of Death:
London
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Invited to paint Mr Robson, Town Clerk of Dumfries at outbreak of World War 2.  Returned to London but after 7 months at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, family spent rest of war at Carsethorn.

Education:

Glasgow School of Art,1909; Edinburgh College of Art, 1910-1911; Academie Julien, Paris, 1911-1912.

Professional Bodies:

RP 1945,PRP1953, ARA 1953, RA 1961

Exhibited At:

RA, RSA, GI

Bibliography:

Sir James Gunn, exhibition catalogue, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1994, includes illustrations of his neighbours at Carsethorn, Black Robson and Bob Stitt.  Catalogue in Stewartry Museum file.

 

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Notes:

SNPG file contains reference to portrait of W O Hutchison by Gunn. Knighted 1963.