Harold "Tuck" Langland

Harold Tuck Langland

Noted Indiana sculptor, Harold “Tuck” Langland was born and educated in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota where he received his BFA and MFA in sculpture. After graduation in 1964 Tuck and his wife, Janice, moved to England for three years where he taught sculpture at two English Art Colleges. A move to Murray State University in Kentucky brought the Langlands back to the States for the next four years where Tuck was the head of sculpture. In 1971 he moved to Indiana University at South Bend to become professor of sculpture. In 2002 he retired from the University as a professor and then returned to a full-time sculpture career.

Along with his teaching career, Tuck constantly created sculptures from the small works of his early years to the monuments he creates today. His work encompasses abstract pieces to realistic sculptures; a path that he thinks gives his figurative works a strong sculptural presence. Tuck Langland's public career includes over 50 solo shows, numerous invited shows and hundreds of competitive shows and he has received awards for his sculptures. Lately he concentrates on commissioned work, placing an average of one major piece a year and has followed this regime for 10 years. Some of his work can be found at The British Museum, London, The International Olympic Committee headquarters, Lausanne Switzerland, The Mayo Clinic, The Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, The University of Notre Dame, The Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana and the city of Dowagic, Michigan and many other cities, museums and buildings. He has authored two books on sculpture: Practical Sculpture: From Clay to Bronze and A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture, which is sold worldwide.

The Langlands travel widely resulting in Tuck’s producing an extraordinary collection of slides of Medieval Architecture. These slides have been made public through Princeton University.

Other notable travels for the Langlands include an exchange year to England in the 1970s; in 1982 and again in1997 an invitation to India to study Indian Art and Architecture; 1992 United States Information Agency invitation to Uganda to teach bronze casting at Makerere University and in 1995 he was recalled to Uganda to serve as external examiner.

Along with sculpture and travel, Tuck’s interests include choral singing, furniture building and cooking. His is married to Janice, who is his business manager, and is the father of two daughters and grandfather of two granddaughters.

- Celeste Ringuette, President Emerita, Friends of the Snite