Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 10

1830-1902

German (Active in America) Hudson River School Painter

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his large, detailed landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Bierstadt was part of the Hudson River School, not an institution but rather an informal group of like-minded painters. The Hudson River School style involved carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism.
Albert Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany. His family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1833. He studied painting with the members of the Düsseldorf School in Düsseldorf, Germany from 1853 to 1857. He taught drawing and painting briefly before devoting himself to painting.
Bierstadt began making paintings in New England and upstate New York. In 1859, he traveled westward in the company of a land surveyor the U.S. government, returning with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings. In 1863 he returned West again, in the company of the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry. He continued to visit the American West throughout his career.
He became the central figure of the Rocky Mountain School of American painting.
Though his paintings sold for princely sums, Bierstadt was not held in particularly high esteem by critics of his day. His use of uncommonly large canvases was thought to be an egotistical indulgence, as his paintings would invariably dwarf those of his contemporaries when they were displayed together. The romanticism evident in his choices of subject and in his use of light was felt to be excessive by contemporary critics, a charge that continues to be leveled by many of today's art historians. His paintings emphasized atmospheric elements like fog, clouds and mist to accentuate and complement the feel of his work.
Nonetheless, his paintings remain popular. He was a prolific artist, having completed over 400 paintings during his lifetime, most of which have survived. Many are scattered through museums around the United States. Prints are available commercially for many. Original paintings themselves do occasionally come up for sale.

235 Bierstadt Paintings

Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California 1868

Oil Painting
$3107
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-3334
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 183 x 305 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Yosemite Valley, c.1863/75 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley c.1863/75

Oil Painting
$2885
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-3335
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 92 x 132.7 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Moose, After 1880 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Moose After 1880

Oil Painting
$2480
SKU: BAL-3336
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Kern River Valley California, 1871 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Kern River Valley California 1871

Oil Painting
$2737
SKU: BAL-4961
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape, 1899 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Landscape 1899

Oil Painting
$1167
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4962
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.6 x 47.3 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

The Buffalo Trail, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Buffalo Trail 1869

Oil Painting
$3079
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4963
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 81 x 122 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Valley of the Yosemite, 1864 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Valley of the Yosemite 1864

Oil Painting
$1355
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4964
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 30.1 x 48.9 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak 1863

Oil Painting
$4543
Canvas Print
$72.31
SKU: BAL-4965
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 186.7 x 306.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mountain Brook, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Brook 1863

Oil Painting
$4198
Canvas Print
$58.92
SKU: BAL-4966
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 111.8 x 91.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sunlight and Shadow, 1862 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunlight and Shadow 1862

Oil Painting
$4611
Canvas Print
$99.71
SKU: BAL-4967
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 105.4 x 90.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Thunderstorm in the Rocky Mountains, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Thunderstorm in the Rocky Mountains 1859

Oil Painting
$2096
Canvas Print
$76.91
SKU: BAL-4968
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.6 x 74 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

View from the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming, 1860 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

View from the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming 1860

Oil Painting
$4321
SKU: BAL-4972
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.2 x 123.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Storm in the Mountains, c.1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Storm in the Mountains c.1870

Oil Painting
$3636
SKU: BAL-4973
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 96.5 x 152.7 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Yosemite Falls, c.1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Falls c.1863

Oil Painting
$1288
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4974
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 35.6 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Ruins of Paestum, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Ruins of Paestum 1858

Oil Painting
$2360
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4975
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 54.6 x 90.5 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

River Scene, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

River Scene 1858

Oil Painting
$1008
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4976
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 14 x 23.5 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Roman Fish Market, Arch of Octavius, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Roman Fish Market, Arch of Octavius 1858

Oil Painting
$7140
Canvas Print
$66.37
SKU: BAL-4977
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 70.2 x 94.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Fishing Boats at Capri, 1857 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Fishing Boats at Capri 1857

Oil Painting
$1926
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4978
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.9 x 49.8 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Fir Trees and Storm Clouds, c.1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Fir Trees and Storm Clouds c.1870

Oil Painting
$1330
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-4979
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35 x 47 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Matterhorn, c.1867 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Matterhorn c.1867

Oil Painting
$2039
Canvas Print
$52.59
SKU: BAL-4980
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 54.6 x 75 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Yosemite Valley, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley 1866

Oil Painting
$4046
Canvas Print
$49.03
SKU: BAL-4981
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 97 x 142.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Lake Tahoe, California, 1867 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Lake Tahoe, California 1867

Oil Painting
$1824
Canvas Print
$52.86
SKU: BAL-4982
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 55.5 x 76.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Mount Vesuvius at Midnight, 1868 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mount Vesuvius at Midnight 1868

Oil Painting
$2480
Canvas Print
$51.01
SKU: BAL-4983
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 42.6 x 60.7 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Merced River in Yosemite, 1868 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Merced River in Yosemite 1868

Oil Painting
$2702
Canvas Print
$60.24
SKU: BAL-4984
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 74.3 x 61.1 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

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