- Albert Bierstadt - Founder of the Western School of Landscape Painting [Chronology]
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Albert Bierstadt
(1830 - 1902)

1830 Born near Düsseldorf 7 January
1832 Family emigrates to the United States
1853 Travels to Germany, studies at the Dusseldorf Akademie
1857 Returns to the United States and paints the White Mountains of New Hampshire
1858 Joins the Lander surveying expedition - the first of several trips to the west
1860 Member of the National Academy of Design until 1902
1861 Keeps in the 10th Street Studio Building, New York City until 1879
1862 Member of the Century Association until 1902
1863 Second trip to the West
1867 Another trip to Europe, audience with Queen Victoria, awarded the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by Napoleon III
1869 Awarded the Order of St. Stanislaus of Russia
1871 Moves to California
1873 Returns to New York
1882 Bierstadt's home in the Hudson River valley is destroyed by fire
1883 Final trip to Europe
1886 Awarded the Imperial Order of the Medjidi from the Sultan of Turkey
1889 Travels the coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska
1893 Wife dies
1895 Declares himself bankrupt
1902 Dies in New York on 19 February

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