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Albert Bierstadt was a German landscape artist who specialized in romanticized landscapes of the American West. Born in Solingen, Germany on January 7, 1830, Bierstadt’s family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts when he was two years old. He began sketching in crayon as a youth but did not begin oil painting until he was twenty. In 1853, he returned to Dusseldorf, Germany to study painting and fine-tuned his technical abilities by painting Alpine landscapes. There he was introduced to the work of Carl Friedrich Lessing and Andreas Aachenbach, both artists who favored highly detailed works with saturated light. He returned to United States five years later and was given the opportunity to travel with a survey expedition into the American West where he took countless photographs and sketches of the landscape. During his time abroad, Bierstadt made these styles his own which would eventually mold him into the leading American artist using the Düsseldorf style.
Over the next few years, as his fame grew and demand for his work flourished, countless explorers elicited Bierstadt to travel out west with them to commission him for paintings of iconic landscapes such as Yellowstone, Topeka and the Santa Fe Railroad. After these excursions, he’d always return to his New York studio to paint the enormous paintings of his findings. The start of his fame began with a purchase from the Boston Athenaeum; fame that he will strengthen through many visits to Europe by making connections with artists and dealers. In 1860, Albert Bierstadt was elected a member of the National Academy and received many medals in Europe. He married in 1867 and displayed two of his paintings in a private exhibition for Queen Victoria. After his wife was diagnosed with consumption, they moved to the Bahamas and remained there for the next two decades until her death.
Bierstadt’s paintings were immensely popular during the duration of his life and highly priced. His attention to detail and romanticized version of the landscapes of the American West made his paintings largely popular as they were a window into the West for many people of that time. His paintings tended to possess an idealized landscape with a warm glow over the scene. This style would eventually grow out of favor as Impressionism began to gain popularity. It was also criticized by some people due to the idealized nature of the landscape, lacking the natural flaws and his use of light was thought to be excessive. It wasn’t until 50 years after his death, once nature conservation became an issue that his work resurfaced and gained popularity once again. Albert Bierstadt passed away in February 18, 1902 and is buried in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Albert Bierstadt

Study of Wild Horses
by Albert Bierstadt
$28.91
A Path Through the Forest
by Albert Bierstadt
$28.91
Above the Timberline
by Albert Bierstadt
$23.50
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains
by Albert Bierstadt
$28.91
Autumn Landscpe
by Albert Bierstadt
$24.06
Beached Ship
by Albert Bierstadt
$25.60
Bow River Falls, Canadian Rockies
by Albert Bierstadt
$28.91
Bridal Veil Falls Yosemite
by Albert Bierstadt
$30.25
Buffalo Head
by Albert Bierstadt
$30.94
Butterfly
by Albert Bierstadt
$28.91
Campers with Canoes
by Albert Bierstadt
$25.60
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