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Albertus Del Orient Browere (1814 - 1887)
Albertus Del Orient Browere was an American painter.
He was the son of John Henri Isaac Browere, an American sculptor who, among other celebrities of the time, had made a plaster life mask of Thomas Jefferson. Albertus was enamored with Washington Irving's writings and depicted many historically important events in paintings, inspired by Irving's books.
He worked and exhibited through the early 1800's in New York at the National Academy of Design and other prestigious institutions. In 1852, however, the prospect of finding gold in California lured him west, as it did many young men of his generation.
He remained in California for over three years, painting and sketching the lives of miners while he was there. Some of his most famous paintings are from this era and are regarded as, at once, not particularly innovative but undeniably powerful.
Albertus Del Orient Browere came into his own later in his career. His style developed to the point where some of his landscapes, such as Mokelumne Hill, have come to be regarded as some of the best examples of painting of his era. His paintings of miners, often criticized for lacking subtlety, evolved into often-moving portraits of the hardships of California's Gold Rush prospectors.