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 Adolf Sehring  (1930 - )

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Lived/Active: Virginia / Russian Federation      Known for: rural landscape painting, sculpture, lithography

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1930 (Urupino, Russia)
 
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Virginia / Russian Federation

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rural landscape painting, sculpture, lithography

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A Classical Realist oil painter of rural landscapes, figures and portraits and also a sculptor and lithographer, Adolf Sehring, in his paintings, depicts scenes of vanishing America.   Of his work, he says:  "I paint the simple America; not the sophisticated city but the humble country folk." (Krantz 296).  His style has been compared to Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer.

He has also had portrait commissions including one of Pope John Paul II, which is now in the Vatican Collection.  He has held the position of Lecturer to various art organizations including the Lehigh Valley Art Group.

Sehring, born in Russia to a Russian mother and German father, immigrated in 1949 to America from Germany where he had studied for three years at the Berlin Academy.  He settled in Tetley Plantation Somerset, Virginia.


Sources include:
Les Krantz, American Artists, p. 293-294
R.R. Bowker, Who's Who in American Art, 1993-94, p. 1055

Biography from Marin-Price Galleries:
Adolf Sehring

Born in Russia to a German-Russian artist family, he had a father who was a theatrical designer and portraitist.  In 1939, the family was politically persecuted and deported to Berlin, Germany.  Adolf Sehring showed an early talent and won many awards as a youngster such as First Prize of Europe, Germany and Berlin. He studied under his father and at the Academy in Berlin and earned a handsome income working at the movie studios (U.F.A.) where his father George Sehring was an art director.

In 1949 the family immigrated to the United States. During the Korean conflict, Adolf served as a much decorated division artist in the U.S. Army.  For the next 12 years he ran a successful manufacturing, design, and import business in the interior decorating field, only to return to his 'lifetime love' of art.

Today, Sehring lives and works at 'Tetley', his stately Southern Plantation in Somerset, Virginia, where he enjoys entertaining many gallery clients with traditional Southern hospitality.  Winner of many international awards, his work is in collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Grand Palais in Paris, U.S. Embassy to Sweden, Chrysler Museum, the Mellons, Temple University, Museum of St. Mary's Institute for Eastern Culture, Bayly Museum of the University of Virginia, Hamilton Insurance Company Collection, U.S. State Department Art for Embassies, Museum of Church History Art, and the Vatican Collection.

Sehring has appeared and lectured on many radio and television talk shows and has been featured on PM Magazine, Panorama, and the syndicated afternoon TV shows.  He is listed in many important art registries such as Who's Who in American Art.

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Studied under his father, George Sehring, at the Academy in Berlin

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Victoria and Albert Museum
The Grand Palais, Paris
The U.S. Embassy to Sweden
Chrysler Museum
The Mellonw
Temple University
Museum of St. Mary's
Institute of Eastern Culture
Bayly Museum of the University of Virginia
Museum of Church History Art
The Vatican Collection

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