Albert Bierstadt, American West, art, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Frederick W. Lander, German American, Painting, Who Will Comfort Me
Photo credit: Albert Bierstadt Org & Wikipedia
German-American artist Albert Bierstadt (7 January 1830 – 18 February 1902) studied painting at the Düsseldorf school of painting from 1853 to 1857. He was a member of the Hudson School, a rather informal group of artists. The artwork of members of the Hudson School is characterized by luminism or the use of glowing light. However Bierstadt is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School because of his interest in Westward Expansion. He is the foremost painter of the American West. He was a prolific and financially successful artist.
“In 1859, he traveled westward in the company of Frederick W. Lander, a land surveyor for the U.S. government, returning with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings.” (Albert Bierstadt, Wikipedia)
Bierstadt went back West in 1863, traveling with author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry.
When my family moved to British Columbia, I was seduced by the beauty of snow-capped mountains and Giants among trees. I decided I would never leave so beautiful an environment. But destiny had other plans. I am writing a long article and suffering from a bout of myalgic encephalomyelitis. I am, therefore, a little late. My longer blog be will posted today, but I wanted to send you a progress report and a short post. My research took me to Albert Bierstadt.
—ooo—© Micheline Walker 11 January 2013 WordPress artist: Albert Bierstadt (7 January 1830 – 18 February 1902) singer: Connie Dover‘s “Who Will Comfort Me“
Thank you for showing me the work of Albert Bierstadt and introducing me to Connie Dover. I hope her song and voice are giving you support in your bout with CFS.
Thank you Gallivanta,
Yes music is good support for people who suffer from CFS. I feel best sitting down and lying down. I can therefore use music as a source of pleasure. CFS has made me realize how important music, the fine arts and reading were. Blogging is also a very good activity. It gives me a community.
My very best to you,
Dear Micheline, thank you so much for having brought attention artist Albert Bierstadt. I really love his work!
I watched with pleasure the video, which your chosen, I have loved collage paintings and music! Thank you again!
Have a wonderful day and a relaxing weekend!
Be blessed, dear Micheline!
Big hugs always with love,
Albert Bierstadt was an excellent artist. I am now exploring the very rich field of artists in the United States. I am finding jewels. Starting with the Hudson School is useful.
I also love the collage of paintings and music videos. There seems to be new ones coming out every day.
Take care, Stefania,