Famous Paintings of Albert Bierstadt A German-American Painter – Lavish, Sweeping Landscapes of the American West
Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 — February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping 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. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.
Some of Albert Bierstadt’s Paintings
Gosnold at Cuttyhunk, (c. 1858), New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA
The Marina Piccdola, Capri, (1859), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, (1863), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
Looking Down Yosemite Valley (1865), Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, (1868), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Lake Tahoe, (1868), Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
San Francisco Bay, (1871-1873), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Sierra Nevada (c. 1871–1873), Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Rosalie, 1866, Brooklyn Museum, New York