Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt - Painting Reproductions Gallery 3 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 Paintings of Bierstadt

Moat Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire, c.1862 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Moat Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire c.1862

Oil Painting
$784
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BAL-5009
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 66 cm
Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire, USA

Scene in Yosemite Valley, c.1864/74 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Scene in Yosemite Valley c.1864/74

Oil Painting
$1773
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5010
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 52.8 x 73.6 cm
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA

Mountain Scene and River, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Scene and River undated

Oil Painting
$1435
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5011
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34 x 49.2 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Sierra Nevada Morning, 1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sierra Nevada Morning 1870

Oil Painting
$2621
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5012
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 134.6 x 211 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

In the Sierras, 1868 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

In the Sierras 1868

Oil Painting
$1969
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5013
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33 x 40.6 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak 1863

Oil Painting
$3980
Canvas Print
$55.61
SKU: BAL-5014
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 110.8 x 90.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

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

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley c.1872

Oil Painting
$1124
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5015
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Gates of the Yosemite, c.1882 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Gates of the Yosemite c.1882

Oil Painting
$1418
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5016
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Indians in Council, California, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indians in Council, California c.1872

Oil Painting
$1273
Canvas Print
$48.67
SKU: BAL-5017
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 40.4 x 55.5 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Street in Nassau, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Street in Nassau undated

Oil Painting
$1418
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5018
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.5 x 48.3 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Sundown at Yosemite, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sundown at Yosemite undated

Oil Painting
$948
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5019
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 30.5 x 40.6 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

A Storm in the Rocky Mountains - Mountain Rosalie, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Storm in the Rocky Mountains - Mountain Rosalie 1866

Oil Painting
$2635
Canvas Print
$65.55
SKU: BAL-5020
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 210.8 x 361.3 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Rainy Day in Autumn, Massachusetts, 1857 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rainy Day in Autumn, Massachusetts 1857

Oil Painting
$1323
SKU: BAL-5021
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Panoramic View of the Harbour at Nassau in the Bahamas, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Panoramic View of the Harbour at Nassau in the Bahamas undated

Oil Painting
$2330
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5022
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Yosemite Falls, c.1865/70 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Falls c.1865/70

Oil Painting
$2035
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5023
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.4 x 66.4 cm
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

California Redwoods, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Redwoods undated

Oil Painting
$1830
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5024
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.5 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Sunset in the Rockies, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunset in the Rockies 1866

Oil Painting
$2218
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5025
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

California Sunset, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Sunset undated

Oil Painting
$878
SKU: BAL-5026
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Lake Tahoe, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Lake Tahoe undated

Oil Painting
$1150
SKU: BAL-5027
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Indian Encampment, Shoshone Village, 1860 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indian Encampment, Shoshone Village 1860

Oil Painting
$2505
Canvas Print
$68.70
SKU: BAL-5028
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 60.9 x 50.1 cm
Historical Society, New York, USA

Tropical Scene, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Tropical Scene undated

Oil Painting
$1969
Canvas Print
$49.30
SKU: BAL-5029
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Tropical Coast, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Tropical Coast undated

Oil Painting
$1418
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5030
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

California Sunset, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Sunset undated

Oil Painting
$769
SKU: BAL-5031
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Oregon Trail, 1869 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Oregon Trail 1869

Oil Painting
$4825
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-5032
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 78.7 x 124.5 cm
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, USA

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