John Tuska Figural Nude Charcoal Drawings, Late 20th Century
John Tuska (American 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figure studies), late 20th century
Seven charcoal drawings on paper
One 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.
- some creasing to the corners of the paper throughout; toning of the paper throughout; some marking to the versos throughout; some tearing to the edges throughout; four have aged tape adhered to the upper corners; some staining to the paper.
- measures the largest.