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Gunn, Richard L., 1918-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918-2013

Biographical History

Richard L. Gunn (1918-2013) was an art history professor at Brigham Young University.

Richard L. Gunn was born September 28, 1918 to Benjamin and Fanny Ensign Gunn. He was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked, which led him to enlist in the Army when he returned home. He attended the University of Utah for two years before transferring to Brigham Young University, where he completed a BS in Art in 1947 and an MS in Art 1950. He married Jeanne Wright in 1942, and they went on to have six children. She passed away in 1987 from cancer. He later married Jeanine Done Hansen. He taught public school for years before serving as the curator of the Springville Art Museum. He is best known for the 35 years he taught art history at BYU. He was recognized as Professor of the Year in 1972 and was presented with a Distinguished Service Award in 1976. He passed away March 28, 2013.

Citation

His A search for sensitivity and spirit, 1981: t.p. (Richard L. Gunn) CIP data sheet (b. 9-28-18)

Richard L. Gunn album and photographs, 1950-1970 : (Richard L. Gunn was born September 28, 1918, died March 28, 2013, was an art history professor at Brigham Young University)

College of Fine Arts and Communications wiki, via WWW, Feb. 18, 2014 (born Spetember 28, 1918 to Benjamin and Fanny Ensign Gunn; was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked, which led him to enlist in the Army when he returned home; attended the University of Utah for two years before transferring to Brigham Young University; completed a BS in art in 1947 and an MS in Art 1950; married Jeanne Wright in 1942; went on to have six children; she passed away in 1987 from the effects of cancer; later married Jeanine Done Hansen; taught public school for years; served as the curator of the Springville Art Museum; known for the 35 years he taught art history at BYU; was recognized as Professor of the Year in 1972; presented with a Distinguished Service Award in 1976; passed away March 28, 2013)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard L. Gunn album and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8390
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, negatives, and a photograph album. The photographs are of Brigham Young University faculty, alumni, and buildings. The negatives are details of paintings. The photo album contains portraits of members of the "B" Natural Club in 1950. Dated 1950-1976.
Dates: 1950-1976

Richard L. Gunn diaries on Travel Study

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9087
Scope and Contents Contains illustrated diaries by Richard L. Gunn documenting his work with BYU Travel Study. Includes detailed descriptions of individual tours with embedded photographs to areas including Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Dated 1986-2004.
Dates: 1986-2004