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Albert Bierstadt

 
Albert Bierstadt

19th-20th century American painter
(Solingen, Prussia (now Germany), 1/7/1830 - 2/18/1902, New York, New York)

Bierstadt was one of the most important landscape painters of the American West, producing large, romantic canvases of the Rocky Mountains, the Yosemite Valley, and the Native American tribes of the West. He also owned a successful photography business with his brothers, Charles and Edward, that operated in New York City from 1860 to 1866.

2 objects

Cloud Study, Moonlight

ca. 1860
oil on paper
Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Honorary Degree, 1916
1969.68
 

The Mountain Pool

ca. 1870's
oil on paper mounted on masonite
Gift of Michael H. Strater
1979.82