John Tuska Figural Nude Ink and Graphite Drawings, Mid-Late 20th Century
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figure studies), mid- late 20th century
Graphite and ink drawings on paper
Some signed 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.
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- minor toning to paper; fraying with small tears to edges; curling and creasing to corners; negligible stains and smudges throughout compositions; billowing to paper of mixed media composition.
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