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Albert Bierstadt art prints and posters

This German landscape artist travelled extensively, and is renowned for his paintings of towering and atmospheric mountain ranges.

Bierstadt is particularly known for his paintings of North American mountain ranges, which he often undertook on huge canvasses, mirroring the scale of his subjects. He is sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of artists.

He was born near Dusseldorf in 1830, where he studied at the Art Academy. His original travels took him through Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and then to America.

His most impressive scenes are from the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, where he provided some of the earliest oils of the Yosemite valley, the jewel of 'the Range of Light'. He attempted to capture in his paintings the awesome beauty of nature at its most majestic, with granite walls exploding 3,000 feet from of lush valley floors, waterfalls cascading like diaphanous bridal-veils, and distant jagged saw-tooth mountain ranges.

Bierstadt was awarded the French 'Chevalier de la Legion d'Honnour' and was named a Member of the National Academy of New York in 1860. He died in 1902.

He died in New York in 1860.


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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

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Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.