Period Oil Portraits of Montgomery, 1942-46 Noteworthy oil portraits of Monty during the period 1942-1946 include: -- Herbert Gunn (1893-1964): "Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead (1887–1976), GCB, DSO". Gunn stayed at Monty's HQ in France and painted him in beret, light blue sweater, seated rather stiffly erect in a side shelter of his caravan -- Neville Lewis (1895-1972), an official war artist with the South African Forces, 1940-43, and painted Churchill, Smuts and Alexander as well as Montgomery. Monty said many people considered it the best portrait of him --Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962), an English artist who specialized in portraits. In May 1945 Salisbury stayed for two weeks at Monty's HQ at Lueneburg Heath. He was already an old man, and for the first week he just sat about, watching Monty and making a few sketches. Then he painted the portrait in two long days, working ten hours a day. In 1932 Salisbury had painted Monty's father about a month before his death at the age of 85.