This summer, Indiana University South Bend is undertaking a special retrospective of its former sculpture professor, Tuck Langland. Titled “Tuck Langland Retrospective: From Art Student to Young Art Professor to Professional Sculptor”, the show will feature works from all stages of Langland’s artistic career.
In 1971, after teaching in England and at Murray State University in Kentucky, Langland started developing the sculpture department at Indiana University South Bend, overseeing the building of a foundry there. In 1998, the IUSB Academic Senate awarded him the Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, followed by the IU Foundation’s establishment of the Tuck Langland Art Scholarship. In 2002, he received IUSB’s Lundquist Fellowship, an award given to a meritorious faculty member “who has exhibited excellence in teaching, scholarly or artistic achievement, and diversified relevant service, preferably in community service throughout the Michiana region.” Though he retired in 2003, Langland, now professor emeritus, still has strong ties to the University. In 2011, he created a bust of Lester M. Wolfson, IUSB’s chancellor emeritus, adding to the University’s collection of his work.
Langland has served on the NSS Board at various times and currently serves on Sculpture Review’s Editorial Board. In 2013, he received NSS’ Sculpture House Annual Award.