Albert Bierstadt art links 


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Albert Bierstadt: Lake Tahoe, 1868
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Albert Bierstadt

[German-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1830-1902]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes/the American West.
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Original works by Albert Bierstadt available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteAlbert Bierstadt at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Wolf River, Kansas, ca.1859

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Indians Spear Fishing, 1862

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma
Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1867

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteAlbert Bierstadt at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Sketchbook from the artist and a couple of oil paintings

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri
High Sierra, ca.1880

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Sunrise, Yosemite Valley

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York   NEW!
El Capitan, ca.1872-74

Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Yosemite Winter Scene

Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
View Near Shelburne, N.H., 1859

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Sioux Village near Fort Laramie, 1859

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Cloud Study, Moonlight, ca.1860

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio   NEW!
The Oregon Trail (click the "American Western Collection" link to see this painting)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Chimney Rock, 1860

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Mount Corcoran

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Last of the Buffalo

Crocker Art Museum, California
In the Yosemite Valley, 1871-72

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
3 works online

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Scene In Yosemite Valley

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Nevada Falls

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Yosemite Valley

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mountain Scene and River
Sierra Navada Morning

Haggin Museum, California
12 paintings online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Across the Prairie, 1864

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Yosemite Valley, ca.1865

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Brunswick, New Jersey
Buffalo Hunter, ca.1888

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Swiss Mountain Scene

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
3 paintings online

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, Florida
Yosemite Valley, California, ca.1863

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
The Sierras Near Lake Tahoe, California

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Landscape, ca.1890
Ruins of Paestum, 1858
The Merced River in Yosemite, 1868

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
A Scene in the Rockies, Lake Silva Plana

Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
On the Sweetwater Near the Devil's Gate, 1860

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3 paintings

New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

New-York Historical Society
3 paintings online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, ca.1871-73

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sierra Nevada, ca.1871

Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York
Click "next" a few times

San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Passing Storm over the Sierra Nevadas, 1870

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, 1864

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
River Landscape

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
The Domes of Yosemite

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
A Quiet Cove

Stark Museum of Art, Texas
2 works online

The Huntington Library, California

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Western Landscape, 1869

The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee
Mount Tamalpais, ca.1873
(Note: Images are generally larger than displayed on the museum's web page. Here is a link to the jpg image.)

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Cho-looke, The Yosemite Fall

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "American 1700-1900" category, then see the work in the second row of thumbnails)

U.S. Capitol Art Collection
Discovery of the Hudson River
Entrance into Monterey

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
A Stream in the Rockies, 1882
(Don't miss the "fullscreen" icon when viewing images)

Virtual Museum of Canada
Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868

Virtual Museum of Canada
Alaskan Coast Range, ca.1889

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Niagara, 1869

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Yosemite Falls, ca.1865-70

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteAlbert Bierstadt at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteAlbert Bierstadt at The Artchive  

Notable SiteAlbert Bierstadt at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Bierstadt

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Albert Bierstadt at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Mount Shasta Companion
A few paintings by Bierstadt (not all have thumbnails)

The Western hero: Visions and Revisions

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Storm in the Rocky Mountains, 1866

White Mountain Art and Artists

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Albert Bierstadt  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, 1870

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Dealers' Insights: Albert Bierstadt" (2008)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
White Mountains, New Hampshire, ca.1860

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
"I never had so difficult a picture to paint": Albert Bierstadt's White Mountain Scenery and The Emerald Pool

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Anti-Catholicism in Albert Bierstadt's Roman Fish Market, Arch of Octavius

Resource Library Magazine
Bernese Alps, 1859

Resource Library Magazine

Resource Library Magazine
Geysers in Yellowstone, ca.1881

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Paintings Attributed to Albert Bierstadt, ca.1865"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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