Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 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

Niagara Falls, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Niagara Falls 1869

Oil Painting
$1427
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4985
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 36.2 x 48.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Laramie Peak, 1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Laramie Peak 1870

Oil Painting
$3090
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4986
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

St. Lawrence River from the Citadel, Quebec, c.1880 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

St. Lawrence River from the Citadel, Quebec c.1880

Oil Painting
$2611
Canvas Print
$89.02
SKU: BAL-4987
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 56.2 x 77.8 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Swiss Mountain Cabin, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Swiss Mountain Cabin c.1872

Oil Painting
$1374
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4988
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33 x 48.6 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

View of Donner Lake, California, c.1871/72 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

View of Donner Lake, California c.1871/72

Oil Painting
$2443
Canvas Print
$90.23
SKU: BAL-4989
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 74.3 x 55.6 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco Bay, c.1871/73 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

San Francisco Bay c.1871/73

Oil Painting
$1022
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4990
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35 x 48.5 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Seal Rocks, Farallons, 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Seal Rocks, Farallons 1872

Oil Painting
$1563
SKU: BAL-4991
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.9 x 49.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Farallon Islands, 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Farallon Islands 1872

Oil Painting
$1974
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4992
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Grizzly Giant Sequoia, Mariposa Grove, California, c.1872/73 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Grizzly Giant Sequoia, Mariposa Grove, California c.1872/73

Oil Painting
$2703
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4993
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 75.7 x 54.2 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Sunrise in the Sierras, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunrise in the Sierras c.1872

Oil Painting
$1183
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4994
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 47.9 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

California Spring, 1875 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Spring 1875

Oil Painting
$3122
Canvas Print
$78.32
SKU: BAL-4995
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 137.8 x 214 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Nassau Harbor, c.1877 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Nassau Harbor c.1877

Oil Painting
$1974
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4996
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 37.5 x 50.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Geyser, Yellowstone Park, c.1881 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Geyser, Yellowstone Park c.1881

Oil Painting
$1588
SKU: BAL-4997
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.2 x 49.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Indians Hunting Buffalo, c.1888 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indians Hunting Buffalo c.1888

Oil Painting
$2421
Canvas Print
$83.33
SKU: BAL-4998
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 62.9 x 91.1 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Wreck of the 'Ancon' in Loring Bay, Alaska, 1889 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Wreck of the 'Ancon' in Loring Bay, Alaska 1889

Oil Painting
$1083
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-4999
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.8 x 50.1 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Alaskan Coast Range, c.1889 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Alaskan Coast Range c.1889

Oil Painting
$1058
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-5000
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.2 x 49.2 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

The Wolf River, Kansas, c.1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Wolf River, Kansas c.1859

Oil Painting
$2797
Canvas Print
$49.57
SKU: BAL-5001
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 122.6 x 97.2 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Mountain Scene, c.1880/90 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Scene c.1880/90

Oil Painting
$1531
Canvas Print
$48.57
SKU: BAL-5002
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 37.5 x 53.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Sea Cove, c.1880/90 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sea Cove c.1880/90

Oil Painting
$1241
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-5003
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, c.1889 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise c.1889

Oil Painting
$1760
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-5004
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 36.3 x 53.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Piz Bernina, Switzerland, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Piz Bernina, Switzerland undated

Oil Painting
$887
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-5005
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.2 x 49.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Lake Lucerne, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Lake Lucerne 1858

Oil Painting
$4256
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-5006
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 182.9 x 304.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Sierras Near Lake Tahoe, California, 1865 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Sierras Near Lake Tahoe, California 1865

Oil Painting
$1849
Canvas Print
$52.38
SKU: BAL-5007
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

Yosemite Winter Scene, 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Winter Scene 1872

Oil Painting
$2611
SKU: BAL-5008
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 81.5 x 122 cm
Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA

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