John Tuska Figure Study Graphite Drawings, Mid to Late 20th Century
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figural drawings), mid to late 20th century
Four graphite drawings on paper
Three sheets signed in graphite to the lower margin; one sheet unsigned
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; edge wear to sheets; surface smudges and stray marks; bent corners and crease marks to paper.
- measures largest sheet.