"Among the Sierra Nevada, California" by Albert Bierstadt, 1868, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum;    Albert Bierstadt's beautifully crafted paintings played to a hot market in the 1860s for spectacular views of the nation's frontiers. Bierstadt was an immigrant and hardworking entrepreneur who had grown rich pairing his skill as a painter with a talent for self-promotion. This painting was made in London and toured through Europe, fueling Europeans' interest in emigration.

"Among the Sierra Nevada, California" by Albert Bierstadt, 1868, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Albert Bierstadt's beautifully crafted paintings played to a hot market in the 1860s for spectacular views of the nation's frontiers. Bierstadt was an immigrant and hardworking entrepreneur who had grown rich pairing his skill as a painter with a talent for self-promotion. This painting was made in London and toured through Europe, fueling Europeans' interest in emigration.

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Sunrise on the Matterhorn-after 1875 Albert Bierstadt (American, Solingen 1830–1902 New York)
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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, 1865, oil on canvas, via Wikipedia.

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, 1865, oil on canvas, via Wikipedia.

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Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868, Smithsonian Art Institute, D.C. "all by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep noone and anyone earth by april wish by spirit and if by yes. Women and men(both dong and ding) summer autumn winter spring reaped their sowing and went their came sun moon stars rain" (E.E. Cummings, anyone lived in a pretty how town)

Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868, Smithsonian Art Institute, D.C. "all by all and deep by deep and more by more they dream their sleep noone and anyone earth by april wish by spirit and if by yes. Women and men(both dong and ding) summer autumn winter spring reaped their sowing and went their came sun moon stars rain" (E.E. Cummings, anyone lived in a pretty how town)

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