Thank you to fellow Soul Mate Publishing author, Joanne Guidoccio, for inviting me to be her guest blogger today!
Indigo Sky was inspired by Bierstadt’s 1867 Domes of Yosemite. A trip across nineteenth-century America, two men were tied together by a passion of discovery. Words and images of the vast West made news back home. Below, find how it all began.
In 1867 LeGrand Lockwood commissioned Bierstadt for $25,000.
Albert Bierstadt Domes of the Yosemite, 1986 oil/canvas (10’H x 15’W)
Gail Ingis Domes of Yosemite Ode to Bierstadt acrylic/canvas (24″ x 36″)
In the mid-19th century, 1863, LeGrand Lockwood purchased parcels of land in Norwalk, Connecticut and built his sixty-two room county cottage in 1863. He hired artist Bierstadt for $25,000 to paint an American West theme. Painters of the day were producing murals on canvas.
Domes of Yosemite, 10’H x 15’W hung in the mansion’s Rotunda (ballroom…
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