In late 1942, a Pittsburgh freelance artist named J. Howard Miller painted a poster for Westinghouse Electric, his biggest client. This particular poster was one of his simplest and most powerful compositions: a confident, bandana-coifed "woman war worker" making a muscle. A cartoon balloon above her head contained the message, "We Can Do It!" In the post-war years, this image, now recognized worldwide as "Rosie the Riveter," has taken on added meaning and importance.
January 26, 2018
December 28, 2016
Pittsburgh artist and illustrator Nat Youngblood (1916–2009) would have been 100 years old today. The Fort Pitt Museum houses a permanent collection of more than 15 paintings by Youngblood, many of which are displayed year ‘round on the museum’s first floor.