Albert Bierstadt’s grand paintings have the transformative powers to transfix viewers with simple wonder inherent in nature’s beauty. Bierstadt (1830 – 1902), a German Luminist painter who relocated to the United States, is acclaimed for his precise ...Read Full Description
and natural rendering of subjects suffused in shimmering light. Overwhelmed by majestic scenery during his travels to the West, Bierstadt strove to convey its beauty to residents from the east. Known for immense, dramatic canvases of the Rocky Mountains and Yosemite, Bierstadt founded the Rocky Mountain School of Landscape Painting.