‘Jataun Valentine and Novelette Tabor Bailey’

painting of Jataun Valentine and Novelette Tabor Bailey

Jataun Valentine and Novelette Tabor Bailey. Both ladies are direct descendants of Irving Tabor, Abbot Kinney’s chauffeur and confidant. Although Novelette passed away in 2010 at the age of 96, Jataun continues to bear witness to the rich history of the origins of Venice, especially in regards to its early residents of color and Kinney’s evolved attitude of racial equality.

Painting by Barbara Mastej