Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt - Painting Reproductions Gallery 6 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

Mountains, indated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountains indated

Oil Painting
$1101
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12064
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 28 x 38.4 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Indian Encampment - Evening, c.1876/77 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indian Encampment - Evening c.1876/77

Oil Painting
$1223
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12065
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.2 x 46 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

A Quiet Lake, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Quiet Lake undated

Oil Painting
$1932
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12098
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

In the Foothills of the Rockies , undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

In the Foothills of the Rockies undated

Oil Painting
$1349
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12099
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

Coastal Scene, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Coastal Scene undated

Oil Painting
$1262
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12100
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.4 x 48.9 cm
Private Collection

Bay of Monterey, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bay of Monterey undated

Oil Painting
$1262
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12101
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Farallon Islands, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Farallon Islands undated

Oil Painting
$1250
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12102
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 36.3 x 51.8 cm
Private Collection

Palm Tree, Nassau, 1892 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Palm Tree, Nassau 1892

Oil Painting
$1375
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12103
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48 x 35.3 cm
Private Collection

Waterfall and Rainbow, Niagara, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Waterfall and Rainbow, Niagara undated

Oil Painting
$1339
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12104
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sunset in the Nebraska Territory , undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunset in the Nebraska Territory undated

Oil Painting
$1392
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12105
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Golden Light of California, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Golden Light of California undated

Oil Painting
$1972
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12106
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 97.2 x 153 cm
Private Collection

The Emerald Pool, 1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Emerald Pool 1870

Oil Painting
$2284
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12107
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 194.3 x 302.3 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Wasatch Mountains, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Wasatch Mountains undated

Oil Painting
$1780
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12108
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.7 x 112.5 cm
Private Collection

Western Landscape, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Western Landscape undated

Oil Painting
$1283
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12109
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.6 x 45.7 cm
Private Collection

Mountain House, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain House undated

Oil Painting
$1465
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12110
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.8 x 49.8 cm
Private Collection

Fishing from a Canoe, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Fishing from a Canoe undated

Oil Painting
$961
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12111
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 37.3 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

Bay of Salerno, 1858 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bay of Salerno 1858

Oil Painting
$2105
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12112
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Italian Mountains, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Italian Mountains 1859

Oil Painting
$2330
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12113
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape - Hill and Dale, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Landscape - Hill and Dale undated

Oil Painting
$1644
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12114
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 47.5 x 67.1 cm
Private Collection

Mountain out of the Mist, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain out of the Mist undated

Oil Painting
$1780
Canvas Print
$49.54
SKU: BAL-12115
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Niagara Falls, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Niagara Falls 1863

Oil Painting
$1286
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12116
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35.6 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

Rowing off the Rocks, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rowing off the Rocks undated

Oil Painting
$1041
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12117
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Thompson Cascade, White Mountains, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Thompson Cascade, White Mountains undated

Oil Painting
$1942
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12118
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Rocky Cove, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A Rocky Cove undated

Oil Painting
$1229
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12119
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 35.1 cm
Private Collection

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