John Tuska Figural Ink and Graphite Drawings, Late 20th Century
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figural female nude drawings), 1970; Untitled (figural drawings), late 20th century
One ink drawing on paper; one graphite and ink drawing on paper; one graphite, conte crayon and wash drawing on paper
One signed and dated to lower right
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 the 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.
- figural nude female drawings: scattered marks; ink wash on the verso; other drawings: creases and folds to paper; scattered marks and smudges; toning to paper; torn edges.
- measures mat frame; deckle edge sheet measures 7.5" W x 11.0" H.