John Tuska Cast Paper Relief "Nude Back"
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931–1998)
Graphite on cast paper relief
Signed to lower right
Title inscribed to lower left
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.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- abrasions throughout the composition; minor wear to frame and verso.
- measures frame; sheet measures 21.5" W x 21.5" H.