The Times

The Times, eleven-color woodprint, 53.5" x 36.25", 1991

Over the past four decades, John Buck has created a large and significant body of artwork, made up of woodblock prints, sculpture and three-dimensional wood panels. Recalling graffiti art, cartoons and political broadsides, Buck's sculptures draw from and comment on popular culture. "My work is inspired by contemporary issues as well as primitive and folk art of many cultures. Wood carving and assemblages are found in practically all cultures and I find the connection inspiring," the artist explains.

John Buck was born in Ames, IA in 1946. He received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1968, followed by a short period in which he studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME. In 1972, he completed his MFA at the University of California, Davis, where he met his wife, artist Deborah Butterfield. Since the completion of his MFA, Buck has held four teaching positions, both abroad and in the United States. Most recently, Buck was an Assistant Professor of Sculpture for Montana State University in Bozeman, MT from 1976 to 1990. Buck and Butterfield divide their time between a ranch in Bozeman, MT and studios on the island of Hawaii.
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