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Roberto Clemente fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

Featured here is my popular painting of the “Great One”, Roberto Clemente as we honor and remember him on his birthday today. His legacy and the lives that he touched will live on forever in Pittsburgh and around the world.

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 the 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.

Click the link below to the Sports Art section of my fine art website to purchase this signed and numbered limited edition painting of Roberto Clemente.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the quest for their fifth Stanley Cup championship and their third in nearly a decade. The Penguins could soon join both the Pirates and Steelers with five championships, thus cementing their legacy among the many great teams in the City of Champions. The Penguins are led by their all-star captain, Sidney Crosby who is having a phenomenal year and winning another Stanley Cup trophy would be the icing on the cake. The Penguins have seemed to find a way to win all season with contributions from all of their players and the talents of their two goalies. There is nothing better than Penguins playoff hockey and the energy it brings to the city and the fans. We have been fortunate to witness so many great memories and players.

Featured below are two illustrations I recently created with a Penguins theme which make great gifts for any Pens fans. The first illustration depicts Pittsburgh’s magnificent “Golden Triangle” skyline emblazoned in gold color with the team in the foreground. The second illustration commemorates the Penguins 50th anniversary with the Pittsburgh skyline as seen from the North Shore with the sister bridges on the Allegheny River.

Click the link below to the Sports Art section of my fine art website to purchase either of these two prints which make great gifts for Penguins fans.

Let’s Go Pens!

Steel City Artist Illustrations – Sports Art

City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Penguins Mural

Pittsburgh Penguins fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Penguins 50th Anniversary

Pittsburgh Penguins 50th anniversary fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

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Kevin Greene's NFL Hall of Fame induction fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

Featured here is an illustration I created honoring Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, Kevin Greene who along with former Steeler, Tony Dungy were inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend. Kevin Greene is a former NFL linebacker who played for fifteen seasons. He is a 3x All-Pro and ranks third among all-time sack leaders. Greene spent three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and like the “Steel Curtain” a generation before, he helped form the fearsome “Blitzburgh” defense with Greg Lloyd, Carnell Lake, Chad Brown, Levon Kirkland and Rod Woodson. During his short time with the team, the Steelers played in two AFC Championship games and returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in sixteen years. Greene was voted to the NFL 1990’s All-Decade Team and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame.

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print which makes a great gift for Steelers fans.

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Andrew McCutchen fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

I donated my Andrew McCutchen painting for the upcoming Art Rooney Awards Dinner & Auction on April 4th which will benefit the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh. The painting is called “Cutch’s Walk-Off Home Run” and commemorates McCutchen’s dramatic game-winning walk-off home run against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 11, 2015 and which I was fortunate to attend. The home run will be remembered as one of the greatest home runs in Pirates baseball history and at PNC Park.

The CYA was founded by the Rooney Family and will honor Pittsburgh Pirates MLB star center fielder, Andrew McCutchen at their annual charity event. The painting will be on display at the Westin Hotel where it will be auctioned off to benefit the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh which offer services to children and seniors throughout Pittsburgh. The painting will be professionally framed and matted by Carol Whitehead who is the owner of Carol Whitehead Custom Framing located in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania.

Click the link below to the Sports Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star, Andrew McCutchen.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl 50 Golden Team fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.


Featured here is an illustration I created honoring the eight Pittsburgh Steelers who were selected to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team. The honorees were chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in honor of Super Bowl 50. The Super Bowl 50 Golden Team consists of the best overall players by each position and their individual career performances in the Super Bowl. Eight Pittsburgh Steelers legends including head coach, Chuck Noll were selected for this distinguished honor which was the most of any team. The seven Steelers players chosen who are all members of the NFL Hall of Fame include Mel Blount, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann and Mike Webster. Many of these legendary players were part of the famed “Steel Curtain” defense and they each earned four Super Bowl championships.

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print which makes a great gift for Steelers fans.

Steel City Artist Illustrations – Steelers Art

 

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Jerome Bettis NFL Hall of Fame induction fine art painting by Pittsburgh artist, Charles Ott.

Jerome Bettis, nicknamed “The Bus” is a former halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1993, Bettis was drafted in the first round from the University of Notre Dame. He is presently 6th on the list of NFL rushing yard leaders and 2nd on the Steelers all-time list behind Franco Harris. He retired in 2006 after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. Bettis is a 6x Pro Bowl player and was the Steelers Team MVP on three separate occasions. He is a member of the Steelers All-Time Team and his #36 jersey is no longer issued by the Steelers organization. Jerome Bettis was selected for the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Featured here is a detailed illustration I created of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jerome Bettis who will be honorably inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend. I know many faithful Steelers fans of Steeler Nation will be making the trip up to Canton to show their support for “The Bus” who will join the many greats of the black & gold who came before him. Show your support for #36 and your Pittsburgh Steelers! Click the link below to peruse my Steel City Artist fine art website and to place your order for this collector’s edition print. I will be donating a percentage of the sales from this print this week to the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Here We Go Steelers!

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print of NFL Hall of Fame legend, Jerome Bettis.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive NFL Hall of Fame Legends

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Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive NFL Hall of Fame Legends

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 defensive 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 than any other AFC or NFC team. Steeler 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. Here, I have featured the Steelers legendary defensive players who have been elected to the NFL Hall of Fame. This is a limited edition print and each print will be personally signed and numbered. This would make the ultimate gift for any Steeler fan and you could even take it down to training camp this summer and get the future Hall of Famers to sign. The players from top to bottom include; Mel Blount, Rod Woodson, Jack Butler, Jack Lambert, Joe Greene, Ernie Stautner & Jack Ham.

I created a limited edition painting featuring the Steelers defensive Hall of Fame legends. It only seemed fair to include the offensive legends of the black & gold as well. The players from left to right include; Terry Bradshaw, John Henry Johnson, Lynn Swann, Dermontti Dawson, Johnny “Blood” McNally, Bill Dudley, Franco Harris, John Stallworth, Bobby Layne & Mike Webster.

Take a few moments to watch the incredible Steelers video I have included by clicking on the link below. The video is called “A Steelers Wing in the Hall of Fame” and I guarantee it will leave you with goosebumps and may even make your eyes water as we remember these great players from our past in the Steel City.

“A Steelers Wing in the Hall of Fame”

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to view my collection of limited edition Steelers paintings.

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steelerscountry During the month of April, 2013 I will be teaming up with the Steelers Brett Keisel for a winning championship drive. I will be auctioning off #100 signed & numbered limited edition prints of my digital painting “Steelers Country”. A portion of the sales from this print will be donated towards the Homeless Children’s Education Fund of Pittsburgh, which Brett and his wife Sarah serve as advisory board members. There is still time remaining to purchase this limited edition print.

Click the link below to the Steelers Art section of my fine art website to purchase this limited edition print which makes a great gift for Steelers fans.

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montana

This Sunday, February 3rd marks Super Bowl XLVII between the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens and the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. As a devoted Steelers fan, it is a two edged sword as to who we would prefer to win the Vince Lombardi trophy. While there is a much publicized hatred towards the Ravens, Steelers fans do not want to see the 49ers tied with the Steelers in the number of Super Bowl championships which would be six with each dynastic organization. Either way, it should be a great match-up of East coast vs. West coast and the Harbaugh brothers.

Featured here is an illustration I created awhile ago of 4X Super Bowl champion quarterback, Joe Montana. Joe was amongst the great “cradle of quarterbacks” here in western Pennsylvania. He grew up with my father in the once steel booming town of Monongahela which is a short drive from Pittsburgh. My father was the starting QB at Monongahela High School where he earned a scholarship to play at Ohio University. Unfortunately, his playing days were dashed in the late 60’s when he was drafted during the Vietnam war. Joe would follow a few years later to play at quarterback when the high school converted its name to Ringgold High School. Joe would go on to have a successful football career at the University of Notre Dame and win four Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.

Click the link below to the Sports Art section of my fine art website to purchase this limited edition print of San Francisco 49’ers quarterback legend, Joe Montana.

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While I played my share of sports in my youth, I admit I was never quite the athlete my father was growing up. I created this illustration as a reflection of my father & I and a tribute to fathers and sons in sports. It’s the early lessons & teachings in sports that stick with us that can be applied throughout our growing lives. That message is ‘winning isn’t everything’, be the best you can be & give it your all, that’s all anyone can ask of you. This illustration has really struck a chord with people since I posted it earlier today and I have already received several orders.

Click the link below to the Sports Art section of my fine art website to purchase this print which makes a great Father’s Day gift or as an inspirational painting to proudly display in your son’s bedroom.

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