Initials J.E.T. (Circa 1940), Possibly Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945), Canadian?
PAIR OF NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO PORTRAITS: MAN WITH RED HEADSCARF; WOMAN LOOKING UPWARDS
Pair of oils on canvasboard; each signed with initials “J.E.T.” lower right
Each 9" x 7.5" — 22.9 x 19.1 cm.
These portraits may have been painted by Canadian artist Col. John E. Tulloch (1880-1945), active in WWI, who returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba with the rank of Major. In 1909 he married Catherine Gordon of Wentworth, Ontario.
Tulloch was an avid member of several art clubs in Winnipeg including: the Winnipeg Art Club; Winnipeg Sketch Club, Winnipeg Camera Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, Rotary Club, and the Elmhurst Golf Club. This pair of portraits may have been copied by Tulloch from American photographs.
Acquired by the consignor’s father, Wilfred Christopher Christopherson, Canadian Air Force, Toronto prior to 1949;