Albert Bierstadt's "Kings River Canyon" Oak framed print
Date Posted : 2012-04-30
Group : Arts Crafts By Owner
In new condition, this serene framed print is twice matted: dark Green for the larger outer matte, dark Brown for the shorter inner one.
The REAL light Oak wood frame is almost 2 inches wide.
The overall size of the entire thing is 31 1/4 inches Long by 25 1/4 inches Wide.
The print itself is 18 1/4 inches Long by 12/1/4 inches Wide.
An acryllic 'glass' covers it.
Background of the Painter:
Albert Bierstadt was born in 1830 in Germany and died in 1902 in New Hampshire. He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum form 1859 to 1864, at the Brooklyn Art Association form 1861 to 1879, and at the Boston Art Club form 1873 to 1880. A member of the National Academy of Design form 1860 to 1902, he kept a studio in the 10th Street Studio Building, New York City form 1861 to 1879. He was a member of the Century Association form 1862 to 1902. Bierstadt became internationally renowned for his beautiful and enormous paintings of the newly accessible American west, and his works found their way into public and private collections at staggeringly high prices for his time. His popularity and wealth rose to tremendous heights only to fade as the interest in the Boston School and impressionism turned public taste away form his highly detailed landscapes suffused with golden light. His paintings emphasized atmospheric elements like fog, clouds and mist to accentuate and complement the feel of his work. Bierstadt sometimes changed details of the landscape to inspire awe. The colors he used are also not always true. He painted what he believed was the way things should be: water is ultramarine, vegetation is lush and green, etc. He died in New York City on February 18, 1902 and was buried in Rural cemetary, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
I've seen this very same framed print for up to $289 online. Today, you get it at a bargain price! ;-)
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