Pittsburgh Art

Featured in this gallery is my collection of fine art paintings which have sentimental meaning to my hometown of Pittsburgh and make it someplace special. The Pittsburgh art prints are very popular with Pittsburghers, many of whom now live across the country and are looking for something unique to remind them of our beautiful city. Scroll down the page and click on the colorful thumbnail paintings below to view the enlarged original fine art. The paintings are available as archival giclee prints and limited edition giclee canvas wraps.

City of Pittsburgh Golden Triangle

Pittsburgh is characterized by the shape of the city’s downtown and majestic skyline known as the Golden Triangle which forms a triangular tract. The Allegheny & Monongahela rivers carve at both sides of the city and converge at the Point to form the Ohio River. Pittsburgh is known as the City of Steel & the City of Bridges. Here one of the cable cars with its signature red and yellow colors slowly makes its ascension on the Duquesne Incline towards Mt. Washington.

“Charles, from the moment I first saw your work, I was amazed by your talent and attention to the smallest of details. More so, I was impressed with what a wonderful, thoughtful, giving person you are. With your creativity, god given talent, and genuine kindness, I predict your ever growing success. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. Pittsburgh is lucky to have you!”

Chandra Michaels – Austin, TX

City of Pittsburgh Golden Triangle fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
$75.00
16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
$250.00
16×20 Canvas Wrap
$350.00
“Light Up Night in Pittsburgh”

Light Up Night is a day-long family festival in the City of Pittsburgh which coincides with the beginning of the Christmas holiday shopping season. The city is decorated with Christmas lights, trees and various holiday decorations. On Light Up Night, the skyscrapers and buildings in and around downtown and the Golden Triangle keep their lights illuminated throughout the night. Light Up Night also features free music, horse carriage rides and a colorful fireworks display.

The lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of PPG Place is an annual tradition which officially opens to the public for the season. The lighting of the Horne’s Christmas tree is also a longstanding tradition along with the Macy’s window displays in the historic Kaufmann’s building. The Wintergarden found inside PPG Place features a model train, gingerbread houses and a collection of life-sized Santa Claus figures in traditional dress representing countries around the world and the proud melting pot of ethnic cultures and traditions here in Pittsburgh.

"Light Up Night in Pittsburgh" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
$45.00
12×16 Giclee Print
$75.00
16×20 Giclee Print
$150.00
16×20 Canvas Print
$250.00
16×20 Canvas Wrap
$350.00
Fred Rogers – “Pittsburgh’s Friendliest Neighbor”

Featured here is a colorful painting I created as an everlasting tribute to Fred Rogers and one of Pittsburgh’s enduring treasures. Mr. Rogers as many know created Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood right here in our hometown of Pittsburgh which was launched from the WQED studios fifty years ago. His legacy and the lessons he left us will continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of children in Pittsburgh and around the world for generations to come. Legendary Hollywood actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks will star as Fred Rogers in his upcoming feature film which is called “You Are My Friend”. The film will be released by Sony Pictures on October 18, 2019. Bring a piece of the neighborhood into your neighborhood and have a great day!

Fred Rogers fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
$45.00
12×16 Giclee Print
$75.00
16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
$250.00
16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Kennywood Amusement Park

Kennywood Amusement Park is a traditional amusement park located in West Mifflin, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The park first opened in 1898 as a trolley park and has been a favorite summer destination for Pittsburgh families and visitors for several generations. It is one of only two amusement parks listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This painting takes us to a section of the park known as Lost Kennywood with roller-coaster thrill seekers about to make the first sheer screaming descent on the towering Phantom’s Revenge. The clouds in the painting were painted in hues of soft blues and pink to resemble fluffy cotton candy.

Kennywood Amusement Park fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
$250.00
16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Isaly’s – “I Shall Always Love You Sweetheart”

For many generations of Pittsburghers few places evoked many wonderful and unforgettable memories quite like Isaly’s. The people of Pittsburgh held Isaly’s in high regard and every neighborhood seemed to have one. The chain of family-owned dairies and restaurants started in Mansfield, Ohio and would eventually stretch from Pennsylvania to Iowa. Isaly’s was and still is known for its iconic BBQ chipped chopped ham which is sliced razor thin and is a favorite lunchtime meal. They were also known for creating the famous Klondike Bar ice cream treat and their towering Skyscraper Cones which were loved by children of all ages. The company employed a fun friendly atmosphere with its nostalgic high styled art deco interiors complete with comfortable sit-down booths, classic checkered green and white ceramic flooring and silver polished stools. For many of us who grew up in Pittsburgh, Isaly’s transported us to simpler and treasured times.

Isaly's - "I Shall Always Love You Sweetheart" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Meet Me Under the Kaufmann’s Clock”

Kaufmann’s was a well-known regional department store which originated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The department store was founded in 1871 and owned by Edgar J. Kaufmann. The Kaufmann’s Clock is an architectural masterpiece and a Pittsburgh iconic landmark and has been a popular feature of the City of Pittsburgh for over a century. The original clock which was a large four faced clock was installed in 1887 and stood on a tall post located outside of the building. With the growing expansion of the department store in the early part of the 20th century, the current clock was erected on the corner of the building’s downtown headquarters where Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street meet. The bronze ornamental clock was designed by the Coldwell Clock Company of New York. “Meet me under the Kaufmann’s Clock” became a common phrase for those who live in and around Pittsburgh and continues to be a popular downtown meeting place.

"Meet Me Under the Kaufmann's Clock" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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West View Park

West View Park was a very popular amusement park for many generations of Pittsburghers and was located north of the city in the small town of West View, Pennsylvania. The amusement park was founded by T.M. Harton and made its grand opening to the public on May 26, 1906. It was one of the few trolley parks in the nation which was accessible to Pittsburghers via the #10 West View route. Streetcar tracks ran along Center Avenue and overlooked the large Dips which was a wooden trestle roller coaster and one of the park’s favorite rides. Many Pittsburgh companies and schools converged on the amusement park where they would hold their annual picnics and it was a great place to meet people. West View Park was one of those magical places that will always hold sentimental memories in the hearts of Pittsburghers.

West View Park fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Lighting of the Horne’s Christmas Tree”

The lighting of the Horne’s Christmas tree at its flagship department store remains a long-held family holiday season tradition in Pittsburgh. The six story electric tree placed at the corner of the building at Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street continues to be displayed annually in the city as part of Light Up Night. As part of Pittsburgh’s nostalgic past, a trolley strolls past the illuminating light of the tree. With this painted scene, I went with cold-toned colors like you would see on a cold, blustery winter day in the city. In its heyday, trolleys were one of the major sources of transportation for generations of Pittsburghers who worked in the city or would come to the city to do holiday shopping on the weekends. Aside from the Horne’s tree, people were often drawn in by the decorative holiday window displays at Horne’s.

"Lighting of the Horne's Christmas Tree" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Lighting of the Horne’s Christmas Tree”

Merry Christmas Pittsburgh

"Lighting of the Horne's Christmas Tree" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“North Park Boathouse”

The North Park boathouse is located in North Park which is a popular park in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. North Park was created in the 1920’s as part of the Allegheny County Park System. The park is sited near Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships on over 3,000 acres of land. North Park features a man-made lake which is bordered by a biking and walking trail and the surrounding woodlands. The park offers various outdoor recreational and seasonal activities and I have many memories of attending family picnics, reunions and wedding parties in this park. I remember coming to this park when I was younger and feeding the ducks at Marshall Island. The boathouse was built in the mid 1930’s and was recently restored and converted into a restaurant which is called “Over the Bar” which features a bicycle theme.

North Park is home to a wide range of animal and bird species which helped to bring this painting to life. The first snow of the season is always the most picturesque as it coats the maple, oak and pine trees in the park. The majestic bald eagles have returned to North Park for the first time in many years as they keep watch over the park with their stealth like prowess. In the distance, you will see a mother deer and her young fawn and the regal white swan makes a rare appearance in peaceful solitude. The mallard ducks and Canadian geese can always be seen at the park as they float with the breeze on the lake and the park is home to many seasonal birds with their bright colorful feathers and harmonizing chirps and tweets.

Cardinals are said to symbolize hope, joy, health, rejuvenation and celebration and have long been held as the most notable spiritual messenger. A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you.

North Park Boathouse fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Jerry’s Curb Service”

In 1947, twenty-one year old, Jerry Reed, founder of Jerry’s Curb Service was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after completing his tour of duty. Jerry was contemplating his future and wanted to open his own business and became fascinated by the innovative drive-in restaurants he saw while on a stop in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With his fascination of these new restaurants and a desire to open his own business, the concept for Jerry’s Curb Service was born. On September 29, 1947, Jerry’s dream became a reality. In his beloved hometown of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Jerry and his wife served their first customer at the original Jerry’s Curb Service. During the summer, it is a popular location for Beaver Valley’s classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

"Jerry's Curb Service" classic car and diner fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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McConnell’s Mill Covered Bridge

The McConnell’s Mill Covered Bridge is a picturesque wooden covered bridge in Slippery Rock Twp., Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The bridge is a 101′ ft. Howe-Truss design built in 1874 and spans Slippery Rock Creek in McConnell’s Mill State Park which opened in 1957. It was originally used to transport cargo from the nearby grist mill located downstream, but still carries vehicular traffic on a daily basis. McConnell’s Mill Covered Bridge is one of only four existing Howe-Truss covered bridges in Pennsylvania and has been rehabilitated only twice since it was originally built. In June, 1980 it was placed onto the National Register of Historic Places. My grandfather had a camp nearby above the gorge and I recall many memories of this place with him. The park is surrounded by huge boulders which lead towards the bridge itself as the sound of the cascading falls and the power of the creek draws near. There is something unique about the sound of driving across the bridge as the tires make contact with the wooden planks as it echoes in the bridge.

McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge fine art landscape painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Pittsburgh’s South Side”

Pittsburgh’s South Side is an area of Pittsburgh located along the Monongahela River across from downtown. The colorful and vibrant business district stretches along East Carson Street which is home to many eclectic small shops, restaurants and bars.

"Pittsburgh's South Side" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Steel Rails”

Freight trains were integral to the growth of Pittsburgh’s steel industry since the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution. They are still very much a part of the fabric of western Pennsylvania as they wind through the hills and valleys. The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I Railroad founded in 1846. The railroad was commonly referred to as “Pennsy” and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The PRR was the largest railroad in the U.S. for the first half of the 20th century and at one time was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world.

"Steel Rails" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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“Washington’s Return to Pittsburgh”

In this painting, we look at one of the most distinguished and prominent men in the history of our nation, George Washington. Before becoming our first president, George Washington spent much of his early military career here in southwestern Pennsylvania. I wanted to capture a scene of Washington on his horse of the place that bears his name overlooking the city he helped to shape and what it has become.

Washington’s first journey to western Pennsylvania was an expedition in the fall and winter of 1753-54 from Williamsburg, VA to Fort LeBoeuf (Erie). He faced the unknown of the wilderness and hostile fire on numerous occasions. One skirmish took place on the slopes of Chestnut Ridge in Fayette Co. There he clashed with French soldiers, providing the spark that ignited a worldwide “war for empire”. Locally it is known as the French & Indian War, but it ultimately involved France, Great Britain, Canada, Native American tribes, Spain, Germany, Prussia, Austria & India.

Washington recognized the strategic importance of building a fort at what is now Pittsburgh. The British created Fort Prince George in February, 1754 near the Point along the Monongahela River. No sooner had it been built when French forces arrived burning the British stockade and erecting Fort Duquesne. The French held Fort Duquesne until November, 1758 when a combined British and colonial force, including Colonel George Washington built Fort Pitt which became one of the most elaborate strongholds in North America.

"Washington's Return to Pittsburgh" fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Roberto Clemente – “The Great One”

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto-Rican MLB right fielder who played his entire eighteen season career with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955-72. Clemente is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all-time and he had an illustrious career. He won two World Series championships with the Pirates in 1960 and 1971 and was awarded World Series MVP in ’71. Clemente was on the NL All-Star team 15x, received 12 Gold Glove Awards, awarded NL MVP in 1966 and became a member of the 3,000th hit club in his last game. Clemente was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously in 1973 becoming the first Latin American selected and the only Hall of Fame member whose mandatory five-year waiting period has been waived. In 1973, his #21 was honorably retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates and he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Citizens Medal. To this day, he is loved and admired by many in Latin America and Pittsburgh for who he was as a baseball player and as a humanitarian.

Roberto Clemente fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski, nicknamed “Maz”, is a former MLB player who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1956-72. He is regarded as the greatest defensive second baseman of all-time. Mazeroski is best known for winning the 1960 World Series with a dramatic game ending home run over the left field wall at Forbes Field. It is considered as the greatest home run in baseball history and the only home run to win a World Series game seven. Mazeroski’s #9 was retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1987, followed by his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

Bill Mazeroski fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Forbes Field

Featured here is a graphite pencil illustration of another beloved Pittsburgh landmark. Forbes Field, nicknamed “The House of Thrills” was a baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It served as the third home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the first home of the Steelers, as well as the University of Pittsburgh football team. The stadium was named after British general, John Forbes who fought in the French & Indian War and named the city of Pittsburgh in 1758. The Pirates won three World Series titles while at Forbes Field in 1909, 1925 and 1960. In 1921, it was the first live radio broadcast of a MLB game in the United States.

Forbes Field was the location of one of the greatest moments in sports history. In the final game of the 1960 Word Series, Bill Mazeroski earned immortal fame by hammering a dramatic game winning walk-off home run over the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. My dad enjoyed going to this ballpark with his father and brothers in the 50′s and 60′s to see their childhood heroes like Clemente and Maz.

Forbes Field fine art graphite pencil illustration by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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11×14 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional hockey player and captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby was drafted in the first round overall from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by the Penguins and is regarded as one of the world’s greatest hockey players. He has been awarded with some of hockey’s most prestigious awards. He became the youngest captain in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Redwings in the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.

Sidney Crosby fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Pittsburgh Penguins 50th Anniversary
Pittsburgh Penguins 50th Anniversary fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Championships

The Pittsburgh Steelers were founded on July 8, 1933 by Art Rooney and ownership has remained within the Rooney family since its founding. The Steelers are the heart of the City of Pittsburgh and the team has prided itself upon the many legends who have worn the black & gold through the ages. As one of the NFL’s flagship teams, the Steelers have won more Super Bowl titles, AFC Championship games and played in more conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. Steelers Nation stretches far and wide around the world and you will not find a more devoted following of fans for a team in all of professional sports. The Steelers boast the third most primary inductees into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. This would make the ultimate gift for any Steelers fan!

If you are a Steelers fan, I highly recommend that you take a few moments to watch this incredible video I have included featuring our beloved Steelers Hall of Fame legends. Click on the link below labeled “A Steelers Wing in the Hall of Fame”. They epitomized what it means to be a champion through discipline and teamwork by giving our city and its fans many wonderful memories which lives on to this day. I guarantee that the video will give you tears of adulation and goosebumps!

“A Steelers Wing in the Hall of Fame”

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Championships fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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PNC Park – “Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates”

PNC Park is a baseball park located on the North Shore in the city of Pittsburgh and is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is the fifth home of the Pirates and opened at the start of the 2001 MLB season. It is often regarded as one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country.

PNC Park fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.
8×10 Giclee Print
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12×16 Giclee Print
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16×20 Giclee Print
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16×20 Canvas Print
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16×20 Canvas Wrap
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