John Tuska Abstract Ink Drawing of Figural Study, 1995
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Ink drawing on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right
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.
- small creases and wear to paper corners; negligible stains, minuscule loss and wear throughout the edges of paper; negligible toning throughout the composition.