Above: Bierstadt's paintings from his expedition to the Yosemite valley cemented his reputation as an international artist.
Below: "Guerilla Warfare" - a scene from the American Civil War. Bierstadt was drafted by the Union Army but hired a substitute.
Above: "The Last of the Buffalo."
Below: "The Light in the Forest."
Below: "The Emerald Sea."
Artist appreciation - Albert Bierstadt