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Herbert James Gunn (1893 - 1965) Born in Glasgow on 30 June 1893, he studied briefly at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art, then in 1911 he went to the Académie Julian in Paris. He began as a landscape painter but during the 1920s, he increasingly concentrated on portrait painting and after 1929 he devoted himself exclusively to portraits. His paintings are on show in a number of galleries. He was elected President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1953, a post he held until his death. He was elected to the Royal Academy as a full academician in 1961 and was knghted for services to painting in 1963. An 80 page catalogue of his work exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh from 3 December 1994 to 24 February, was published by National Galleries of Scotland in 1994. He died in London on 30 December 1964.
Music is Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Second Wife played by Steve Storm.