Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Painting Reproductions Gallery 9 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

Scene near Estes Park, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Scene near Estes Park undated

Oil Painting
$1088
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12171
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.2 x 33 cm
Private Collection

Yosemite Valley, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley 1863

Oil Painting
$1731
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12172
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rocky Mountain Landscape, 1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rocky Mountain Landscape 1870

Oil Painting
$2951
Canvas Print
$49.45
SKU: BAL-12173
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 93 x 139.1 cm
White House Museum, Washington, USA

The Burning Ship, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Burning Ship 1869

Oil Painting
$2156
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12176
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.8 x 127 cm
Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA

A Rustic Mill, 1855 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Rustic Mill 1855

Oil Painting
$2443
SKU: BAL-12177
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 110 x 148 cm
Private Collection

Bartholomew Gosnold at Cuttyhunk, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bartholomew Gosnold at Cuttyhunk 1858

Oil Painting
$2382
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12178
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 71 x 124 cm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts, USA

The Marina Piccola, Capri, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Marina Piccola, Capri 1859

Oil Painting
$2443
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12179
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 106.7 x 183 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Bernese Alps, as Seen near Kusmach, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bernese Alps, as Seen near Kusmach 1859

Oil Painting
$2328
SKU: BAL-12180
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 107 x 180 cm
Private Collection

Surveyor's Wagon in the Rockies, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Surveyor's Wagon in the Rockies 1859

Oil Painting
$1037
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12181
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 19.7 x 32.7 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

Wind River Country, 1860 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Wind River Country 1860

Oil Painting
$2156
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12182
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76 x 108 cm
Private Collection

Yosemite Valley, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley 1866

Oil Painting
$2304
SKU: BAL-12183
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 101.6 x 152.4 cm
Private Collection

In the Mountains, 1867 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

In the Mountains 1867

Oil Painting
$2729
Canvas Print
$52.66
SKU: BAL-12184
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.9 x 127.6 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Sunset in the Yosemite Valley, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunset in the Yosemite Valley 1869

Oil Painting
$2067
SKU: BAL-12185
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91 x 132 cm
The Haggin Museum, California, USA

Sierra Nevada (from the Head of Carson River), 1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sierra Nevada (from the Head of Carson River) 1872

Oil Painting
$1410
SKU: BAL-12186
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 36 x 48 cm
Private Collection

Seal Rock, c.1873/75 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Seal Rock c.1873/75

Oil Painting
$2110
SKU: BAL-12187
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76 x 114 cm
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, USA

The Ambush, 1876 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Ambush 1876

Oil Painting
$2189
SKU: BAL-12188
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76 x 127 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Moose Hunters' Camp, Nova Scotia, 1880 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Moose Hunters' Camp, Nova Scotia 1880

Oil Painting
$2056
SKU: BAL-12189
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 67 x 93 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Autumn Woods, 1886 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Woods 1886

Oil Painting
$2171
SKU: BAL-12190
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 137.2 x 213.4 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

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

The Last of the Buffalo 1888

Oil Painting
$2471
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12191
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 180.7 x 301.6 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Niagara, c.1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Niagara c.1869

Oil Painting
$2003
Canvas Print
$80.34
SKU: BAL-12192
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.2 x 68.6 cm
Public Collection

Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast, 1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast 1870

Oil Painting
$2514
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12193
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 133.4 x 208.3 cm
Seattle Art Museum, Washington, USA

The Trappers' Camp, 1861 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Trappers' Camp 1861

Oil Painting
$1817
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12194
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33 x 48.3 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Echo Lake, Franconia Mountains, New Hampshire, 1861 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Echo Lake, Franconia Mountains, New Hampshire 1861

Oil Painting
$2156
Canvas Print
$48.50
SKU: BAL-12195
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 64.1 x 99.3 cm
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA

Entrance to the Golden Gate, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Golden Gate c.1872

Oil Painting
$1903
Canvas Print
$55.05
SKU: BAL-12196
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 40.6 x 55.8 cm
Private Collection

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