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John Tuska Graphite Figure Studies

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John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998), John Tuska (Kentucky, 1931 – 1998)
Untitled (figure), mid-20th century
Graphite drawing on laid paper, Graphite drawings on laid paper
Signed to lower right corners, Signed to lower right corners

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.


- pin markings to top corners; light creasing; scattered marks and smudges; toning.


19.0" W x 25.0" H x 1.0" D

- measures one sheet.

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