Albert Bierstadt Storm in the Mountains Note Card. Oil painting on canvas from 1870. German American artist Albert Bierstadt painted sweeping landscapes of the American West, Storm in the Mountains is one of his most turbulent and beautiful. The dark thunderclouds roll over the entrance to the valley as the sun still manages to cut through to illuminate the verdant fields below. A great gift for fans of Albert Bierstadt, mountain thunderstorms, and American landscape paintings.