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    Artist Name:

    Albert Bierstadt

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, born Germany, 1830–1902

    Title:

    Pioneers of the Woods, California

    Date:

    ca. 1863

    Medium:

    Oil on paper, mounted on canvas

    Dimensions:

    19 x 25 15/16 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of the Exposition Foundation

    Accession Number:

    71.27

    On View - Stent Family Wing,Third Level, Gallery 301
    Albert Bierstadt enjoyed enormous popular success during his lifetime and is best known for his grandiose, panoramic views of the American West. His small preparatory oil sketches, however, such as Pioneers of the Woods, California reveal a vivacity and directness not always found in the larger works. This study was made during Bierstadt’s second journey west when he passed through a region of the Yosemite Valley noted for its giant oak trees.



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