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Sir James Gunn

(1893-1964), Painter

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 11 portraits
James Gunn attended drawing lessons from the age of five. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, the Edinburgh College of Art and the Académie Julian in Paris. From 1929, Gunn devoted himself to portrait painting. He received commissions from many leading figures of the day including prime ministers, field marshals, judges, dons, bankers and actors.

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Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, by Sir James Gunn - NPG 3778

Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

by Sir James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1950
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3778

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