John Tuska Ceramic Vessels, Mid to Late 20th Century
John Tuska (Lexington, Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled, mid to late 20th century
Three ceramic vessels
Signed to undersides
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.
- heavy surface accretion; wear throughout each piece; tape residue to interior of one item.
- measured as group.