Today we celebrate the birth of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577). Rubens maintained a workshop of students and assistants who participated in the creation of many of his works. In 1610, the workshop produced “The Elevation of the Cross,” commissioned by the Church of St. Walburga in Antwerp. Most likely, Rubens designed the piece and made sketches that his workshop would follow in executing the painting. The artist then came behind and made touch-ups where he deemed it necessary. This TAG member wishes he had a workshop of helpers.