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					Albert Bierstadt


        By:
    Katie Burks
    Bierstadt was born in Solingen,
 Germany on January 7, 1830. When
    Bierstadt was two years old his
  parents and his two brothers moved
to New Bedford, Massachusetts.But at
the age of twenty-three Albert decided
     to return to Germany to study
 painting at the Dusseldorf School. He
  remained in Germany for four years
    and painted his first landscape.
Bierstadt was well-known
for his landscapes of the
     American West.




             The Oregon Trail
                  1869
                          Bierstadt used
                          oil paint on a
                            canvas to
The Landing of Columbus     create this
         1893                historical
                             painting
       Hand-painted
  Oil painting on canvas




Storm in the Rocky Mountains
            Oil on canvas




Sunset in the Yosemite Valley
            1868
                         Western
                        Landscape
                          1871




Oil painting on board
Oil on paper laid down on
         canvas




      Lower Yellowstone Falls
               1881
 Bierstadt had an increase of
popularity and wealth but later
  peoples interest began to
  decrease and in 1895 he
    declared that he was
           bankrupt.
Albert Bierstadt was
   a member of the
Century Association
  in 1862 until his
 death in New York
   on February 18,
 1902. He is buried
 in Rural Cemetery,
    New Bedford,
   Massachusetts.

				
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