Gunne studied at Uppsala University from 1920 where he graduated as a Master of Law and a licentiate in 1931. He was an attache at the State Department in 1920 and joined the National Museum in Stockholm as a teaching assistant in 1921. He rose to Director of the its collection of modern painting and sculpture from 1932 to 1937. During 1923-1924 he served as Secretary of the Board for supporting artistic activity in Sweden, he commissioned several exhibitions, including in two in Paris in 1927 and 1929 and compiled the catalogue of the paintings in the National Museum collection in 1936. He painted portraits of King Gustaf V, King Gustaf VI Adolf, Prince Eugen, Prince Bertil, the tenor Jussi Björling and the ceramicist Wilhelm Kåge. His work is represented in the National Museum, Waldemarsudde and at museums in Helsinki, Antwerp and Budapest.
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