Private Collection

James Walker Tucker (1898 - 1972)

Letters from Home

SKU: 7671
Watercolour on paper
14 ¼ x 20 ½ in. (36 x 52 cm)

Height – 36cm
Width – 52cm


Letters from Home
Exhibited: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 125. 

Literature: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 125, page 166-167.

Tucker’s striking watercolour shows four women

of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) reading

letters apparently in a hut at an army camp.
Tucker was a successful exhibiting artist and

teacher whose work is marked by colourful

slightly stylised figures.

The ATS was the women’s branch of the British

Army, formed in 1938. The National Service Act

of 1941 called up unmarried women between 20

and 30 to join one of the forces auxiliary services

or take up factory work and by the end of the war

there were over 190,000 ATS members. Their

duties included working as drivers, radar operators, anti-aircraft and searchlight crew and supporting roles with the regular army. Over 700 

lost their lives during the war.

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James Walker Tucker
James Walker
1898 - 1972


James Walker Tucker (1898 - 1972)
Letters from Home