Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions Gallery 10 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

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, 1861 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bombardment of Fort Sumter 1861

Oil Painting
$2878
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-12269
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 66 x 172.7 cm
Public Collection

Olevano, c.1856/57 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Olevano c.1856/57

Oil Painting
$2184
Canvas Print
$52.34
SKU: BAL-12270
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 50.2 x 68.9 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

California Redwoods, 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Redwoods 1872

Oil Painting
$1136
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-12271
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.6 x 35.6 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

View of Chimney Rock, Ohalilah Sioux Village in the Foreground, 1860 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

View of Chimney Rock, Ohalilah Sioux Village in ... 1860

Oil Painting
$1862
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-12272
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.6 x 49.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

On the Saco, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

On the Saco undated

Oil Painting
$1873
SKU: BAL-16945
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.2 x 111.8 cm
Private Collection

Buffalo Hunting, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Buffalo Hunting undated

Oil Painting
$1849
Canvas Print
$51.02
SKU: BAL-17032
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 49.5 x 70 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Multnomah Falls, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Multnomah Falls undated

Oil Painting
$1933
Canvas Print
$49.04
SKU: BAL-17033
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 109.2 x 75 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Niagara Falls, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Niagara Falls undated

Oil Painting
$1507
Canvas Print
$51.67
SKU: BAL-17034
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 67.3 x 48.6 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Canoe on Northern River, 1889 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Canoe on Northern River 1889

Oil Painting
$1179
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-17035
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Alaska (Boats of the Far North), 1864 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Alaska (Boats of the Far North) 1864

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-17036
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 45.7 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sierra Nevada Mountains in California undated

Oil Painting
$2102
Canvas Print
$51.94
SKU: BAL-17037
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 66 x 87.5 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Point Lobos, California, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Point Lobos, California undated

Oil Painting
$1898
Canvas Print
$51.41
SKU: BAL-17038
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 114.3 x 81.3 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Hetch-Hetchy Valley, California, c.1874/80 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Hetch-Hetchy Valley, California c.1874/80

Oil Painting
$2943
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-17299
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 94 x 147.5 cm
Private Collection

Mount Corcoran, c.1876/77 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mount Corcoran c.1876/77

Oil Painting
$3591
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-17300
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 154.2 x 243.4 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California, 1875 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California 1875

Oil Painting
$2903
Canvas Print
$48.11
SKU: BAL-17301
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 81.3 x 122 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

A Stream in the Rocky Mountains, 1882 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Stream in the Rocky Mountains 1882

Oil Painting
$2794
Canvas Print
$56.55
SKU: BAL-17302
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 99 x 77.5 cm
Public Collection

In the Yosemite Valley, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

In the Yosemite Valley 1866

Oil Painting
$3059
Canvas Print
$50.49
SKU: BAL-17303
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 89.2 x 127 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

A Lake in the Sierra Nevada, 1867 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Lake in the Sierra Nevada 1867

Oil Painting
$2374
Canvas Print
$52.87
SKU: BAL-17304
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 55.5 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Buffalo Trail: The Impending Storm, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Buffalo Trail: The Impending Storm 1869

Oil Painting
$2766
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: BAL-17827
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 74.9 x 125.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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