Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt - Painting Reproductions Gallery 7 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

Camp Independence, Colorado, 1873 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Camp Independence, Colorado 1873

Oil Painting
$1522
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12120
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

High in the Mountains, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

High in the Mountains undated

Oil Painting
$1574
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12121
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 55.1 x 72.4 cm
Private Collection

Yosemite Valley, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley undated

Oil Painting
$1783
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12122
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sunrise on Mount Tacoma, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunrise on Mount Tacoma undated

Oil Painting
$1478
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12123
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.2 x 111.5 cm
Private Collection

Forest Sunrise, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Forest Sunrise undated

Oil Painting
$1385
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12124
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 82.6 x 122.4 cm
Private Collection

Seascape, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Seascape undated

Oil Painting
$1339
Canvas Print
$46.97
SKU: BAL-12125
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Autumn in America, Oneida County, New York, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Autumn in America, Oneida County, New York undated

Oil Painting
$1442
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12126
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 69.8 x 50.3 cm
Private Collection

On the Sweetwater Near the Devil's Gate, Nebraska, 1860 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

On the Sweetwater Near the Devil's Gate, Nebraska 1860

Oil Painting
$1279
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12127
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
National Academy Museum, New York, USA

The Blue Grotto, Capri, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Blue Grotto, Capri undated

Oil Painting
$975
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12128
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 17.3 x 22.4 cm
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA

The House in the Woods, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The House in the Woods undated

Oil Painting
$2287
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12129
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Yosemite Valley, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley undated

Oil Painting
$1117
Canvas Print
$46.44
SKU: BAL-12130
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Yosemite Valley, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley undated

Oil Painting
$1721
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12131
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Mountain Canoeing, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Canoeing undated

Oil Painting
$1312
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12132
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Hastings on the Hudson River, 1865 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Hastings on the Hudson River 1865

Oil Painting
$961
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12133
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.3 x 46.4 cm
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

California Coast, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

California Coast undated

Oil Painting
$991
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12134
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Valley, California, c.1871/73 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Valley, California c.1871/73

Oil Painting
$1624
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12135
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 66 cm
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA

On the Merced River, 1863 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

On the Merced River 1863

Oil Painting
$2062
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12136
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.4 x 134.6 cm
California Historical Society, California, USA

Sunrise on the Matterhorn, a.1875 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Sunrise on the Matterhorn a.1875

Oil Painting
$2062
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12137
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 148.6 x 108.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Merced River, Yosemite Valley, 1866 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Merced River, Yosemite Valley 1866

Oil Painting
$2466
Canvas Print
$80.90
SKU: BAL-12138
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 91.4 x 127 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Nevada Falls, Yosemite, c.1872/73 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Nevada Falls, Yosemite c.1872/73

Oil Painting
$2214
Canvas Print
$86.17
SKU: BAL-12139
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 99.1 x 76.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Palm Trees with a Domed Church, c.1880 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Palm Trees with a Domed Church c.1880

Oil Painting
$1223
SKU: BAL-12140
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 33.9 x 48.9 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Minnehaha Falls, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Minnehaha Falls undated

Oil Painting
$2310
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12141
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 104.1 x 144.8 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail, c.1873 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail c.1873

Oil Painting
$2327
Canvas Print
$71.94
SKU: BAL-12142
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 137.2 x 215.3 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Evening on the Prairie, c.1870 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Evening on the Prairie c.1870

Oil Painting
$1906
Canvas Print
$45.33
SKU: BAL-12146
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 81.3 x 123 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

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