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James Gunn (1893-1964), Painter

Sir (Herbert) James Gunn

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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3984

G.K. Chesterton

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
chalk, 1932
NPG 3984

3985

G.K. Chesterton

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
chalk, 1932
NPG 3985

2935

Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1932
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2935

5534

Eric William Fenby

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
pencil, 1932
NPG 5534

4133

Eleanor Florence Rathbone

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1933
NPG 4133

4300

Leopold Stennett Amery

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1942
NPG 4300

3778

Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

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