(b Glasgow, 30 June 1893; d London, 30 Dec. 1964). British portrait painter. Gunn enjoyed a successful career with portraits of eminent soldiers, academics, judges, and so on, painted in a solid, forthright style. He was a more interesting painter in less traditional work, notably his portrait of the blind composer Delius (City AG, Bradford), which was the public's choice as ‘picture of the year’ at the Royal Academy in 1933.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)