John Tuska Figural Nude Ink Drawings, circa 1995
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figural drawings), circa 1995
Six ink drawings on paper
Unsigned; one sheet dated in ink to lower margin; five sheets numbered in graphite to lower margin
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.
- uneven toning to paper; edgewear to sheets; surface smudges and stray ink marks; some billowing.
- measures one sheet.