ALBERT BIERSTADT Art Book contains 325 HD reproductions of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and native americans with title, date and interesting facts page below. Book includes Table of Contents, Top 50 Museums of the World and is formatted for all Kindle e-ink, Kindle Fire/HD and Kindle for iOS tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).
BORN: January 7, 1830 in Solingen, Germany.
DIED: February 18, 1902 in New York City, New York.
MOVEMENT: Hudson River School
§ From 1853-57, Bierstadt studied painting with members of the Dusseldorf School of Painting.
§ In 1859, he joined an overland survey expedition which allowed him to travel westward across the country sketching and photographing along the way.
§ In 1860, he was elected a member of the National Academy.
§ In 1861, Bierstadt and his friend Emanuel Leutze visited army camps around Washington to paint Civil War scenes.
§ In 1863, he painted 'The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak,' and again traveled west, this time with author and friend Fitz Hugh Ludlow; it was his first time in the Yosemite Valley.
§ From 1860-75, Bierstadt was at the top of his career, with some of his paintings commanding as much as $25,000.
§ By 1895, Bierstadt's popularity had faded. His extravagant lifestyle and increased debt forced him to sell 150 paintings to pay off creditors.
Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountains Longs Peak, The Last of the Buffalo, The Emerald Pool New Hampshire, Cathedral Rocks Yosemite Valley, Valley of the Yosemite.