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John Tuska Graphite Sketches

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Untitled, 1965-1967
Four graphite sketches on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right

A collection of four graphite sketches on paper by listed Kentucky artist John Tuska (1931-1998), dated 1965-1967. These works feature abstract and figurative sketches. Two are signed and dated to the lower right.

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 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.

From the artist’s estate


- to fair; toning, discoloration, dirt residue, creasing, and minor tears to paper.


13.0" W x 20.0" H x 0.1" D

- largest work measures; smallest measures 12.75" W x 9.5" H.

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