August Wilson's Pittsburgh Home Print


Media: Digital print on heavy satin paper

Approximate Size: 17″ x 17″

Part of the Homage to Famous People of Pittsburgh series.

Diana Nelson Jones of Pittsburgh Post Gazette gave me some ink here

In the August Wilson piece I included the building where he grew up in Pittsburgh’s Hill District as the primary image, and the Carnegie Library in Oakland as the secondary image. Wilson went to that library to read and read after dropping out of high school when he was wrongly accused of plagiarizing a term paper on Napoleon (following many other complications and hostile educational settings). Eventually the Carnegie Library in Oakland gave him his high school diploma, and he is the only one to ever have received a HS diploma from the library.

Ten plays make up Mr. Wilson’s theatrical cycle. Each of the plays are set in a different decade of the 20th century, and all but Ma Rainey took place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where Mr. Wilson was born.

Shipping: Unframed print is shipped in tube