Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt Paintings


Born: January 8, 1830(1830-01-08), Solingen, Germany
Died: February 18, 1902 (aged 72), New York City, New York
Nationality: German-American
Training: Dusseldorf School
Movement: Hudson River School

When Bierstadt was about two years old, his family moved from Germany to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He returned to Dusseldorf, Germany between 1853 and 1857 to study painting. On his return to the United States, he organized an exhibition in New Bedford of 150 paintings, including works of all the major artists of his day. In December, 1857 the Boston Athenaeum bought one of his works, The Portico of Octavia Rome, thus assuring his career.

Bierstadt always loved mountains, and he visited the White Mountains before he left for Dsseldorf, for his signature appears in the register on top of Mount Washington on August 11, 1852. He returned at various times from 1858 to 1886. Sometime in 1859 or 1860, Bierstadt visited New Hampshire with his brother, Edward, working in the then new medium of photography. He stayed at the Conway House in Conway, listing himself as "A. Bierstadt, New York," on September 13, 1862. He also spent considerable time at the Glen House in 1869 while at work on Emerald Pool, which he considered his finest work.

He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum from 1859 to 1864,at the Brooklyn Art Association from 1861 to 1879, and at the Boston Art Club from 1873 to 1880. A member of the National Academy of Design from 1860 to 1902, he kept a studio in the 10th Street Studio Building, New York City from 1861 to 1879. He was a member of the Century Association from 1862 to 1902.

Bierstadt became internationally reknowned for his beautiful and enormous paintings of the newly accessible American west, and his works found their way into public and private collections at staggeringly high prices for his time. His popularity and wealth rose to tremendous heights only to fade as the interest in the Boston School and impressionism turned public taste away from his highly detailed landscapes suffused with golden light.� By 1895 he declared himself bankrupt.
Bierstadt died in New York City on February 18, 1902. He is buried in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Albert Bierstadt's Mountain Landscape Paintings:

A Storm In The Rocky Mountains Mr. Rosalie
Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains
By A Mountain Lake
In The Mountains
In Western Mountains
Mountainous Landscape
Mountain Landscape
Nebraska Wasatch Mountains
Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountains
Storm In The Rocky Mountains
The Mountain Brook
White Mountains

Albert Bierstadt's Yosemite Valley Paintings:


Looking Down Yosemite-valley
Lower Yosemite Valley
Mariposa Indian Encampment Yosemite Valley California
Study For Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Trail
Sunset In The Yosemite Valley
View Of Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley California
Yosemite Valley Twin Peaks
Yosemite Valley Yellowstone Park

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A River Estuary

A River Estuary


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A Rocky Mountain Sheep Ovis Montana

A Rocky Mountain Sheep Ovis Montana


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A Rustic Mill

A Rustic Mill


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A Storm In The Rocky Mountains Mr. Rosalie

A Storm In The Rocky Mountains Mr. Rosalie


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A View From Sacramento

A View From Sacramento


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A View In The Bahamas

A View In The Bahamas


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Among The Bernese Alps

Among The Bernese Alps


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Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains

Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains


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An Indian Encampment

An Indian Encampment


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Approaching Thunderstorm On The Hudson River

Approaching Thunderstorm On The Hudson River


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Autumn In America Oneida County New York

Autumn In America Oneida County New York


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Autumn Landscape The Catskills

Autumn Landscape The Catskills


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Autumn Woods

Autumn Woods


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Bahama Cove

Bahama Cove


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Bavarian Landscape

Bavarian Landscape


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Bay Of Monterey

Bay Of Monterey


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Beach At Nassau

Beach At Nassau


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Beach Scene

Beach Scene


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