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Yellowstone Falls
by Albert Bierstadt
A major figure of the latter years of the Hudson River School and at one time the highest paid artist in America, Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was one of the first professional artists to visit the American West. His work was fueled by the notion of Manifest Destiny, the idea that Americans were divinely ordained to be the masters of the continent. Paintings like this one of Yellowstone Falls and other great natural vistas like the Yosemite Valley both inspired immigration to the West and helped convince Congress to pass the National Parks Act to protect its scenic beauties.