Wild West


Western landscape artist Albert Bierstadt justly earned international fame in the 19th century. Back in the day , one of two paintings he rendered in 1888–89, sold at the time for $50,000—“the highest price,” art historian Peter H. Hassrick says, “ever paid for an American piece of art in the

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