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Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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A Western Landscape is an oil on canvas fabric painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1877. The artwork is previously known by incorrect title as Mount Whitney. Like his other paintings, Albert Bierstadt uses this painting to portray natural formations of the western landscape.

Albert Bierstadt uses this painting to conveys the epic power of the Sierra Nevada mountain range with incredible boldness drawing viewers' attention to the Edenic Western wonderland. He used nearly glowing lights, famously known as luminism, that has a romantic view to explain the western landscape.

In this painting, Albert Bierstadt depicts a waterfall from the top of the mountain, creating a stream of water on the flow of the ground. He also paints some green trees and vegetables around the mountain and the stream, indicating his love for nature. Albert Bierstadt was able to paint this scene due to his countless exploration of the American West. Today, this painting and other western landscape artworks act as a 19th-century reminder in the unites states.

The Location of a Western Landscape by Albert Bierstadt

This artwork is located in the Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, on the 3rd floor of Gallery G East Wall.

Who Inspired Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt was a German-American painter born in 1830 and died in 1902. He started showing interest at a young age by drawing with crayons, and early in his 20s, he upgraded to oil on canvas painting. Later on, he started training neighbours on painting, where he attracted the attention of some wealthy people and offered a sponsorship to the Dusseldorf School of Painters in Germany. Here, he advanced his paintings skills with the backup of his mentor, peter Hasenchever, a distant relative.

Unfortunately, Peter died in 1853 where Albert went ahead and sought support from Worthington Whittredge and Emanuel Leutze, who were American artists. In that way, he learned about landscape painting at Andreas Achenbach and sharpened his carrier at Whitridge studios.

Albert had other artists who inspired him, including Thomas Cole, Thomas Hill and Frederic Edwin Church. He was also part of the Hudson River School, which dealt with romanticized and sweeping landscapes, where he learned a lot about his romantic luminous landscape painting skills. Here, he was interacting with many artists who inspired him a lot.

Artists Inspired by Albert Bierstadt

Being a famous German-American landscape painter, Albert Bierstadt has inspired many artists even up to now, as this is seen in how his artworks are treasured in American. He also established the California School of landscape painters, where many young artists trained in landscape painting.