Albert Bierstadt letter collection, 1880-1893

Bierstadt, Albert, b. 1830 d. 1902
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif.; New Bedford, Mass.

The letters of Albert Bierstadt in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The letters have been scanned in their entirety and total 30 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art


Collection size: 13 items

Collection Summary: This small collection comprises 13 letters written by renowned Hudson River School landscape painter Albert Bierstadt between 1860 and 1900. The majority of the letters were penned in the last two decades of his life.

Biographical/Historical Note: Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y.

Letters to his sister, Mr. Jules Levita, Mr. Adams, Mr. Stedman, Mrs. Ely, and an unidentified person, donated 1955-1957 by Charles Feinberg; letters to Mr. Rives and Mr. Cooke, purchased by the Archives of American Art, 1956 from Charles Hamilton Autographs; the letter to Mr. Coffin, purchased by AAA from Steele, and the letter to General Miles donated 1976 by Mrs. Miles Reber, granddaughter-in-law of General Nelson.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Robert Neuhaus papers concerning Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1984). A circa 1875 photograph of Bierstadt by Bierstadt Brothers given to the Archives by an unknown donor is available online.