Nat Youngblood: Painter of Pittsburgh's Past, Present, and Future


In 1945, when Nat Youngblood left his pre-law studies in Indiana to pursue an art career, he dreamt of beautiful landscapes and cultures that would inspire his work. At art school in New Mexico, he experimented with abstraction despite his inclination towards realism, exercised his eye for color and shades of light, and hastened his techniques in figure drawing. Little did he know that in five years, he would be a full-time artist in Pittsburgh, a city whose beauty and people were often hidden under a blanket of soot and smog.
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