A ceramist, painter, sculptor, papier-macheist, and art historian, TUSKA cast himself as a teacher who created art along the way. But he was more than an artist or a professor. When viewing TUSKA’s massive body of work, it becomes clear immediately that he lived life as a Renaissance man by virtue of his art’s diversity and the fresh metaphors he created for the 20th c. man.
All artists are backlit by their predecessors and that fact is even more true for visual artists. The paintings and sculpture of antiquity, the lucid oil portraits of the Romantic Era, the broad brushstrokes and vision of the Impressionists…they all shine a light from behind bringing the quality and meaning of the current artist into sharper focus. Defining by comparison, if you will. Some falter through comparison. Some shine brighter like beacons of light upon a restless sea.
John Regis Tuska (1931-1998) was such an artist. We are proud to feature some of his art on greeting cards here, and much more of his work can be found around the city of Lexington, where he lived from 1963-1998.
Pack of 5 cards. Blank insides. Includes envelopes.