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Originally featured in Points West magazine in Spring 2019 Albert Bierstadt’s White Horse and Sunset Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze […]
Originally featured in Points West magazine in Summer 2018 Albert Bierstadt’s “A Bull Buffalo” Albert Bierstadt is best known for his landscape paintings, but he was also a skilled painter of animals. Following his first trip west in 1859, Bierstadt began featuring western wildlife prominently in his art. He portrayed pronghorn antelope, elk, mountain goats, […]
Peter H. Hassrick, Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, has won a Western Writers of America (WWA) Spur Award in the Best Western Short Nonfiction category for 2019. The honored article, “Art, Agency, and Conservation: A Fresh look at Albert Bierstadt’s Vision of the West,” was published in […]
If this summer’s visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West are any indication, nineteenth-century artist Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) has a whole new following. This fall, the Center’s exhibition Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West moves to Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, leaving in its wake great memories, compelling stories, and of course, […]
In this image, Bierstadt sits in his studio working on a western scene as an audience of peers looks on. Behind him hangs a painted hide, and on his easel sits a stereocard likely made on the Lander Expedition. Bierstadt drew inspiration from photographs and from Native American artifacts he collected on his western trips. […]