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Adolph Schreyer

 (1828 - 1899)
Adolph Schreyer was active/lived in France, Germany.  Adolph Schreyer is known for painting-Arabian warrior genre.

Adolph Schreyer

Biography from the Archives of askART

Christian Adolf Schreyer was a German painter.

He was born at Frankfurt-am-Main. He first studied at the Städel Institute in his native town, and then in Stuttgart and Munich.

Schreyer first accompanied Prince Thurn and Taxis through Hungary, Wallachia, Russia and Turkey. Then, in 1854, he followed the Austrian army across the Wallachian frontier. In 1856 he went to Egypt and Syria, and in 1861 to Algiers. In 1862 Schreyer settled in Paris but he returned to Germany in 1870 and settled in Cronberg, near Frankfurt, where he died.

Schreyer was especially esteemed as a painter of horses, peasant life in Wallachia and Moldavia and of battles. His work is particularly remarkable for its excellent equine draughtsmanship and for the artist's power of observation and forceful statement. Schreyer was highly appreciated by French and American collectors.

Schreyer is represented in the following collections: the Raven Gallery, Berlin; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

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Biography from Auctionata
The painter Christian Adolf Schreyer, born in Frankfurt, received his artistic training at the Städel School and attended, amongst others, the classes of Jakob Becker (1810-1872) and Johann David Passavant (1787-1861).  From 1854 to 1856, he voluntarily joined the Austrian army in the Crimean War, which was followed by a number of private journeys to Hungary, Romania and Russia.

Schreyer lived in Paris from 1861 to 1870 and organized further extensive tours to Algiers and the Middle East.  In 1872, the painter finally settled in Kronberg, Germany.

Christian Adolf Schreyer is highly appreciated for his depictions of horse and battle scenes and achieved great successes with his ‘Orientalist paintings’. 

His works are now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Musée de Luxembourg, the Kunsthalle in Hamburg and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. (tm)

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About  Adolph Schreyer

Born:  1828 - Frankfurt, Germany
Died:   1899 - Cronberg, Germany
Known for:  painting-Arabian warrior genre