Microrubbing (g-rubbing) technique is used to create four-domain twisted vertically aligned liq. crystal pixels for wide viewing angle displays. A metallic sphere of 1 mm diam. is used to locally rub a homeotropic polyimide surface to create a four-domain pixel. We use g-rubbing to accurately control the surface pretilt angle of the liq. crystal from the normal, which directs the liq. crystal mols. to resp. direction on applying a voltage. We report on twisted vertically aligned configurations with sym. isointensity curves, high contrast, and attractive electro-optic performance. The optical simulations of the liq. crystal director orientation, viewing angle characteristics and switching behavior of the four-domain are also presented.