Painting into the present
Samuel Rosenberg, the influential painter who lived in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, depicted many scenes of daily life in the city. His piece “Construction on Bigelow Boulevard, 1940,” gives us an intriguing view on what one of Pittsburgh’s busiest streets looked like at its beginnings. The painting is just one of many held in the Rauh Jewish Archives; last week, restoration artist Christine Daulton set to work on “Construction” at the Heinz History Center. See The Chronicle’s video above to learn more about Daulton’s process, and why Rosenberg is such an important local Jewish figure.