Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions 4 of 11

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.

260 Bierstadt Paintings

Sierra Nevada Mountains, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sierra Nevada Mountains n.d.

Oil Painting
$2060
Canvas Print
$54.13
SKU: BAL-5033
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Yosemite Valley, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley n.d.

Oil Painting
$2367
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5034
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Buffalo on the Plains, c.1890 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Buffalo on the Plains c.1890

Oil Painting
$2490
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5035
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 66 x 95.5 cm
Private Collection

Passing Storm in Yosemite, 1865 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Passing Storm in Yosemite 1865

Oil Painting
$2666
SKU: BAL-5036
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Half Dome, Yosemite, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Half Dome, Yosemite n.d.

Oil Painting
$2406
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5037
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 55.6 x 77.2 cm
Private Collection

The Sacramento River Valley, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Sacramento River Valley n.d.

Oil Painting
$2590
SKU: BAL-5038
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea, 1878 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea 1878

Oil Painting
$2490
SKU: BAL-5039
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Manoogian Collection, Washington, USA

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, c.1871/73 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite c.1871/73

Oil Painting
$3091
Canvas Print
$53.45
SKU: BAL-5040
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.5 x 66.3 cm
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA

Sunset Over A Mountain Lake, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunset Over A Mountain Lake n.d.

Oil Painting
$960
SKU: BAL-5041
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sailboats on the Hudson at Irvington, c.1886/89 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sailboats on the Hudson at Irvington c.1886/89

Oil Painting
$1278
SKU: BAL-5042
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Lower Yellowstone Falls, 1881 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Lower Yellowstone Falls 1881

Oil Painting
$1673
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5043
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 49 x 34 cm
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, USA

A View from Sacramento, c.1875 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A View from Sacramento c.1875

Oil Painting
$1502
SKU: BAL-5044
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deer in a Clearing, Yosemite, c.1873/74 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Deer in a Clearing, Yosemite c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$2031
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5045
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 50.8 x 69.8 cm
Private Collection

Liberty Cam, Yosemite, 1873 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Liberty Cam, Yosemite 1873

Oil Painting
$1531
SKU: BAL-5046
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cathedral Rocks, A Yosemite View, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Cathedral Rocks, A Yosemite View c.1872

Oil Painting
$1705
SKU: BAL-5047
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fishing Fleet, 1862 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Fishing Fleet 1862

Oil Painting
$1590
SKU: BAL-5048
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Harbor Scene, c.1860/69 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Harbor Scene c.1860/69

Oil Painting
$2558
SKU: BAL-5049
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A River Estuary, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A River Estuary n.d.

Oil Painting
$925
SKU: BAL-5050
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 31 x 47 cm
Private Collection

Canadian Rockies, Asulkan Glacier, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Canadian Rockies, Asulkan Glacier n.d.

Oil Painting
$2268
SKU: BAL-5051
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Evening, Owens Lake, California, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Evening, Owens Lake, California n.d.

Oil Painting
$1431
SKU: BAL-5052
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Falls of Niagara from Below, n.d. by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Falls of Niagara from Below n.d.

Oil Painting
$2406
SKU: BAL-5053
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cathedral Rock, Yosemite Valley, California, 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Cathedral Rock, Yosemite Valley, California 1872

Oil Painting
$2367
SKU: BAL-5054
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Wetterhorn, Mch 15th, by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Wetterhorn Mch 15th,

Oil Painting
$3190
SKU: BAL-5055
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Falls of St. Anthony, c.1880/87 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Falls of St. Anthony c.1880/87

Oil Painting
$3151
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BAL-5708
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 96.8 x 153.7 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

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