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John Tuska Etching "Salome"

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John Tuska (Lexington, Kentucky; 1931-1998)
Salome, 1963
Etching on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right
Marked “Proof: (3rd state)” to the lower left
Titled to the lower left

An etching on paper titled Salome by listed Kentucky artist John Tuska (1931-1998), dated 1963. This print features a woman seductively dancing while a man gazes longingly nearby. It is signed, dated, titled, and labeled as a 3rd state proof to the lower margin.

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, tearing, creasing, and tape residue to paper and print.


11.5" W x 14.25" H x 0.1" D

- sheet measures; plate measures 9.6" W x 12" H.

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