Featured Artist Larry Klukaszewski

Pittsburgh artist Larry Klukaszewski takes sports seriously – and so do his many fans, who collect his work as memorabilia of their favorite sports teams and stars.


Sports Portrait on Football


My name is Larry Klukaszewski and I am a self taught sports artist, specifically a sports memorabilia artist. I have been painting professionally since 2008. I make my home 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Therefore, much of my sports art depicts heroes of our local black and gold teams here.


portrait on terrible towell


I work in acrylics and paint on items of memorabilia such as footballs, baseballs, hockey sticks, basketballs, pucks, jerseys, helmets and even our beloved “Terrible Towel.”


Hockey stick with portrait


My work is truly unique and I not only do projects for professional athletes, but also collectors. Even though I prefer to paint unique objects, I still accept commissions to paint on traditional media as well.


Artist Larry Klu and sports memorabilia


Just this past summer, I was one of only 25 sports artists in the country to be invited to show in one of the largest sports art musuems in the country in Indianapolis, The National Art Museum of Sport. The show I am currently participating in is the “Football Invitational,” in honor of this year’s Super Bowl being played in Indianapolis. I created a 16 x 20 acrylic painting on masonite of Terry Bradshaw.


Dan Rooney and Larry Klu


However, my greatest honor was presenting Steeler owner and US Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Dan Rooney, with a hand painted football depicting himself and Hines Ward. That very ball sits on permanent display at Heinz Field, home of the Steelers.


Sports Memorabilia by Larry Klu


I seek to become one of the best memorabilia artists in the field and will soon begin airbrushing. This, I believe, will make my work even more intriguing. I have been featured in several local newspapers and on many local TV shows in Pittsburgh.



  1. Outstanding concept, and interesting to read of your work and goals…….Judy

  2. What do you charge to paint a football?

  3. Thanks for inquiring!! Footballs start at $249 and up depending on the amount of detail involved. Visit my site at larryklu.com for some ideas. Thank you:)

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