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John Tuska Figural Pastel Studies

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John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998), John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figure studies), Untitled (figure studies)
Three pastel drawings on paper, Three pastel drawings on paper
Signed to the lower right, 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.

  • Please note, this item may be rolled for storage and shipping.


- toning to the paper; creases throughout the paper; minor curling to edges; edge wear with tearing and loss; negligible stains and smudges throughout the composition.


18.0" W x 24.25" H x 0.1" D

- measures one sheet.

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