Lake Tahoe is a 1868 Oil on Canvas painting by the famous American painter Albert Bierstadt. Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lush, sweeping landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.Albert Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley (1865), Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Sierra Nevada (c. 1871–1873), Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Storm in the Rocky Mountains (Mount Rosa), 1886, Brooklyn Museum, New York Bierstadt was part of the Hudson River School, not an institution but rather an informal group of like-minded painters. The Hudson River School style involved carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School. The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide..