Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Reclining Turtle Figure (1970’s)
This is a “reclining” turtle Margaret and Luther Gutierrez. The figure was made by Margaret and painted by her brother, Luther. Typical of their turtles, the face is whimsical. The legs are each painted with intricate designs including a crab and a fish, insects, hunters and birds. This style of painting one the legs is indicative of their work in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Margaret/Luther”.