Among the Sierra Nevada, 1868: Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), in a Private Collection
The tour de force of Bierstadt's plein air style bursts across a panorama so majestic that one can almost smell the mountain air. From the falling water cascading into the pool to the golden sun from high in the heavens, this American masterpiece has truly timeless beauty. German-born American painter, Albert Bierstadt unveiled work after work to the thunderous applause of mid-19th century art lovers. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our imported hardwood frame features bold, beaded detail on the borders and is highlighted in antiqued gold tones to enhance this spectacular image.
Medium: 27.25"Wx18.25"H. framed (19.5"Wx10.5"H. image size, 3.875"W. frame)
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   Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

American painter Albert Beirstadt, best known for his large, detailed landscapes of the American West, was the preeminent painter of these romantic, luminous scenes during the 19th century. He is among the most industrious and internationally honored American artists.

Born in Germany, Beirstadt moved to Massachusetts when he was two years old with his parents. He returned to Germany to study the treatment of subject and light, a naturalistic quality that characterizes his work, such as in Sierra Nevadas. His energetic paintings, such as Bridal Veil Falls, reflected the spirit of American westward expansion that characterized the latter half of the 19th century.

Bierstadt 's paintings were also a result of his six different travels through the American West while he worked as a Land Surveyor for the U.S. Government. Bierstadt was a founding member of the Luminism movement because his paintings, such as Sunset in the Yosemite Valley, seemed to possess glowing lighting. Bierstadt paintings also emphasize atmospheric elements like fog, clouds and mist, as in Mountain of the Mist. He completed over 500 paintings in his lifetime.

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