Once unvalued and not seen for what they are, the works of Albert Bierstadt now hold a special place in the history of America. He was not an instant success but did gain a reputation as the artistic spokesman of the American West.
At the base of Giant Grizzly, one of the trees in the Mariposa grove, stands the Yosemite pioneer Galen Clark whom he met there. He went back to the rather devoid of population western part of the country in accompanied by Fitz Hugh Ludlow who was a writer. People became more interested in preserving the national lands of the USA, and his paintings began to be shown again.
He also spent considerable time at the Glen House in while at work on Emerald Pool, which he considered his finest work. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.
Lander's assignment was to remap the Overland Trail. He and Church were exhibited opposite one another along with six hundred other works at the Sanitary Fair, New York, with Bierstadt adding a number of Native American artifacts to his exhibit. Winslow Associates in He was a prolific artist, having completed over possibly as many as paintings during his lifetime, most of which have survived.
They married in Waterford, New York.
He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum from toat the Brooklyn Art Association from toand at the Boston Art Club from to In his writings, Bierstadt expressed how enthralled he was by the American West and commented on the cloud formations, the play of light and shadow and golden sunsets so unlike the scenes he witnessed in Europe.
The painting received a positive review when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December