John Buck

John Buck (b. 1946) creates works that demonstrate an insight and a unique perspective on the social and political realities of today. John Buck was born in Ames, Iowa. He earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California-Davis. Considered to be a master carver, Buck has made many free-standing painted wood sculptures and massive woodblock prints. Evoking political broadsides, cartoons, and graffiti, his work often either draws from or comments on elements of popular culture. His work has become known for the significant inclusion of icons, images, motifs, and symbols, evoking both the natural and social worlds. Buck has been commissioned for several public works in Washington, Iowa, California, Illinois, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas, and Ohio, and his works have been exhibited and collected at institutions across the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Whitney Museum of Art.

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