John Tuska Figural Nude Graphite and Pastel Drawings, Late 20th Century
John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931-1998)
Untitled, late 20th century
Three graphite and pastel drawings on paper
Signed to the 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.
- wear to edges of papers; creasing to corners of papers; slight smudging of images due to excess pigment; some billowing.
- measures largest piece.