“WINTER, CALIFORNIA.” Circa 1872. Oil on canvas by American painter Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902). A native of Germany, Mr Bierstadt was raised in Massachusetts. He traveled for the first time to the West at age 29 and became recognized for his Western American landscape paintings.
A monumental trip to the West in 1871 included a tour of the “Yellowstone Forest region.” Paintings of the region became instrumental in inspiring Congress to establish Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the world’s first National Park. Caleb, Megan & Jim