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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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