William Archibald GUNN

William Archibald GUNN

Gunn was educated in Hereford and studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1897-1901. He painted principally in watercolours and pastels. He exhibited in Liverpool in 1929 and 1930, giving his address as Newport, Monmouthshire for the first and York for the second.

His first exhibit in St Ives was with STISA in 1939, and he soon becoming fully involved with the Society, serving on the Committee during most of the War years. He lived at 'The Haven', Higher Trenwith and his studio on Westcott's Quay was always fitted out on STISA Show Days to look like an Art Gallery. In 1950 he moved to Ocean Wave Studio in St. Andrew's Street.


Painter, primarily watercolours and pastels

works and access

Access to work: Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield


Liverpool 1929, 1930

STISA  Autumn 1939 (his first), 1945, 1947 and 1951 Festival of Britain Touring Shows


STISA 1939-66 (Honorary Member 1964)

STIAC 1943 (President)


Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Hardie (2009) Artists inNewlyn and West Cornwall (p328)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash