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John Tuska Lithograph "Birth of Adam," 1969

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John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Birth of Adam, 1969
Lithograph on paper
Signed to lower right margin

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


- warping and toning to sheet and mat; abrasions and wear to frame.


24.25" W x 26.25" H x 0.75" D

- measures frame; sight measures 15.5" W x 16.5" H.

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