John Tuska Figural Graphite Drawings, circa 1972
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (female figures), circa 1972
Graphite on paper
Signed to the 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.
- minor toning to the sheets; slight edge wear to the sheets; some warping and accretions.