Portrait of Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt - Painting Reproductions Gallery 8 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

Mountain Lake, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Lake undated

Oil Painting
$2052
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12147
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 92.7 x 133.4 cm
Private Collection

Rocky Mountain, Big Horn Sheep, c.1882/38 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rocky Mountain, Big Horn Sheep c.1882/38

Oil Painting
$1750
Canvas Print
$46.05
SKU: BAL-12148
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 122.6 x 97.2 cm
Private Collection

Home of the Rainbow, Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Home of the Rainbow, Horseshoe Falls, Niagara undated

Oil Painting
$1137
Canvas Print
$54.07
SKU: BAL-12149
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 42.5 x 56.5 cm
Private Collection

Iceberg, 1884 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Iceberg 1884

Oil Painting
$1190
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12150
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 53.3 x 121.9 cm
Private Collection

Rockland County, California, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rockland County, California c.1872

Oil Painting
$1528
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12151
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 67.3 cm
Private Collection

Autumn on the River, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Autumn on the River undated

Oil Painting
$1335
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12152
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

Lost Arrow, Yosemite Valley, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Lost Arrow, Yosemite Valley undated

Oil Painting
$1780
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12153
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 66.7 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

Campers with Canoes, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Campers with Canoes undated

Oil Painting
$1067
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12154
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

The Fallen Tree, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Fallen Tree undated

Oil Painting
$975
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12155
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35 x 45 cm
Private Collection

Mountain Landscape, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Landscape undated

Oil Painting
$1253
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12156
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 50.2 x 33 cm
Private Collection

Beached Ship, 1859 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Beached Ship 1859

Oil Painting
$1631
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12157
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 43.2 x 59.7 cm
Private Collection

Winter in Yosemite, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Winter in Yosemite undated

Oil Painting
$1458
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12158
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 34.3 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

Light in the Forest, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Light in the Forest undated

Oil Painting
$1955
Canvas Print
$67.58
SKU: BAL-12159
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 132 x 107 cm
Private Collection

Indians Spear Fishing, 1862 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Indians Spear Fishing 1862

Oil Painting
$2025
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12160
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.9 x 74.3 cm
Private Collection

Rocky Mountain Goats, c.1885 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Rocky Mountain Goats c.1885

Oil Painting
$2164
Canvas Print
$71.56
SKU: BAL-12161
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 127.8 x 109.9 cm
Private Collection

The Falls of Saint Anthony, c.1887 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

The Falls of Saint Anthony c.1887

Oil Painting
$1743
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12162
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 74.3 x 134.6 cm
Private Collection

Seal Rock, California, c.1872 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Seal Rock, California c.1872

Oil Painting
$1538
Canvas Print
$51.11
SKU: BAL-12163
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 40.6 x 55.9 cm
Private Collection

Autumn Landscape, New England, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Landscape, New England undated

Oil Painting
$1064
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12164
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 48.3 x 68.6 cm
Private Collection

On the Mediterranean, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

On the Mediterranean undated

Oil Painting
$1101
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12165
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 35 x 48.3 cm
Private Collection

Mountainous Landscape by Moonlight, 1871 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Mountainous Landscape by Moonlight 1871

Oil Painting
$1915
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12166
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 76.2 x 127 cm
Private Collection

A River Landscape, Westphalia, 1855 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

A River Landscape, Westphalia 1855

Oil Painting
$2078
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12167
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 110 x 150 cm
Private Collection

Brook in Woods, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Brook in Woods undated

Oil Painting
$1721
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12168
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 50.8 x 75.6 cm
Private Collection

Oregon Trail, undated by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Oregon Trail undated

Oil Painting
$2141
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12169
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 75.6 x 111.8 cm
Private Collection

Farallon Island, 1887 by Bierstadt | Painting Reproduction

Farallon Island 1887

Oil Painting
$2244
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: BAL-12170
Albert Bierstadt
Original Size: 88 x 132.8 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

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