Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions Gallery 5 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

Mount Whitney - Grandeur of the Rockies, c.1877 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mount Whitney - Grandeur of the Rockies c.1877

Oil Painting
$3609
SKU: BAL-6859
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, New York, USA

Sierra Nevada, c.1871 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sierra Nevada c.1871

Oil Painting
$3673
SKU: BAL-6860
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, North Carolina, USA

Yosemite Valley, 1868 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley 1868

Oil Painting
$2900
Canvas Print
$48.91
SKU: BAL-6870
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.5 x 137.2 cm
Oakland Museum, California, USA

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

Looking Up the Yosemite Valley c.1863/75

Oil Painting
$2886
SKU: BAL-7016
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.5 x 148.6 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Westphalian Landscape, 1855 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Westphalian Landscape 1855

Oil Painting
$2214
SKU: BAL-8201
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Golden Gate, 1900 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Golden Gate 1900

Oil Painting
$2468
SKU: BAL-11660
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 96.5 x 152.4 cm
Public Collection

The Last of the Buffalo, 1888 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Last of the Buffalo 1888

Oil Painting
$1888
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-11661
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Public Collection

Mt. Baker, Washington, From the Frazier River, 1890 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mt. Baker, Washington, From the Frazier River 1890

Oil Painting
$1392
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12047
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 36.2 x 49.8 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Yellowstone Falls, c.1881 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yellowstone Falls c.1881

Oil Painting
$2214
Canvas Print
$83.67
SKU: BAL-12048
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 112.4 x 77.4 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Last of the Buffalo, c.1888 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Last of the Buffalo c.1888

Oil Painting
$2471
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12049
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 153 x 245 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Geysers in Yellowstone, c.1881 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Geysers in Yellowstone c.1881

Oil Painting
$1791
Canvas Print
$89.02
SKU: BAL-12050
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 66.6 x 92.7 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Estes Park, Colorado, Whyte's Lake, c.1877 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Estes Park, Colorado, Whyte's Lake c.1877

Oil Painting
$2468
Canvas Print
$49.99
SKU: BAL-12051
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.2 x 107.2 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Buffalo Head, c.1879 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Buffalo Head c.1879

Oil Painting
$1070
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12052
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.6 x 38.7 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Island Lake, Wind River Range, Wyoming, 1861 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Island Lake, Wind River Range, Wyoming 1861

Oil Painting
$2443
Canvas Print
$81.26
SKU: BAL-12053
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 67.3 x 102.8 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Last of the Buffalo (Sketch), c.1888 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Last of the Buffalo (Sketch) c.1888

Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12054
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 37.4 x 48.2 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

View of Glacier Park (Sunset on Peak), undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

View of Glacier Park (Sunset on Peak) undated

Oil Painting
$1037
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12055
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.8 x 49.8 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Indian Hunters in Canoe, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indian Hunters in Canoe undated

Oil Painting
$1456
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12056
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.2 x 49.2 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Deer in Mountain Home, c.1879 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Deer in Mountain Home c.1879

Oil Painting
$1888
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12057
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.9 x 48.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Bull Elk, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bull Elk indated

Oil Painting
$1326
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12058
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35 x 47 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Summer Snow on the Peaks or Snow Capped Mountains, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Summer Snow on the Peaks or Snow Capped Mountains indated

Oil Painting
$1213
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12059
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 48 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Deer, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Deer indated

Oil Painting
$1241
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12060
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.6 x 47.6 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Mountains and Lake, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountains and Lake indated

Oil Painting
$1413
Canvas Print
$61.68
SKU: BAL-12061
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 39.6 x 64.1 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

In the High Mountains, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

In the High Mountains indated

Oil Painting
$1566
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12062
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 45.7 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Outlet at Lake Tahoe, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Outlet at Lake Tahoe indated

Oil Painting
$1763
Canvas Print
$49.99
SKU: BAL-12063
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.9 x 72.9 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

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