Hiroshige - Bierstadt








(b 1797, Edo [Tokyo], Japan ; d Oct. 12, 1858, Edo)

In full Ando Hiroshige, professional names Utagawa Hiroshige and Ichiyusai Hiroshige, original name Ando Tokutarō Japanese artist, one of the last great ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) masters of the colour wood-block print. His genius for landscape compositions was first recognized in the West by the Impressionists and Postimpressionists. His print series “Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido” (1833–34) is perhaps his finest achievement.


Albert Bierstadt

(b Solingen, Germany, 7 Jan 1830; d New York, 18 Feb 1902).

 American painter of German birth. In a career spanning the entire second half of the 19th century, he emerged as the first technically sophisticated artist to travel to the Far West of America, adapt European and Hudson River School prototypes to a new landscape and produce paintings powerful in their nationalistic and religious symbolism.





























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