John Tuska Stoneware Wall Hanging Sculpture, 1966
John Tuska (Lexington, Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (abstract forms), 1966
Glazed stoneware plaque
Signed and dated to lower right
From the artist’s estate.
Tuska was a Kentucky-based artist, born in Yukon, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his sculptures, ceramics, paper casts, inks, and watercolors. He acquired his formal education at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York. After serving in the U.S Navy, he became an educator at the University of Kentucky, which commissioned him to produce his first and last major works in ceramic Genesis (1969) and bronze Illumine (1995). His work can be found in multiple institutions including Museum of Arts and Science, Georgetown College, Krannert Art Museum, Palmer Art Museum, Pennsylvania State University and University of Kentucky Art Museum, among many others.
- light surface wear and accretion; wear to frame.
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