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Adolf Sehring

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Adolf Sehring

(Russian, B. 1930)


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." His style has been compared to Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer.

Born in Russia, the family was deported to Germany in 1939. He completed his education in Germany. The Sehring family immigrated to the United States in 1949. Adolf served as division artist in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, earning many awards. For the next fifteen years he worked in the peripheral arts field, returning to his love of fine art in the late 1960's.


Today, historic "Tetley Plantation" located in the picturesque Piedmont region of Somerset, Virginia serves Adolf and his wife as home and studio. The scenic countryside, rural folk, local children and the Atlantic seacoast provide the inspiration for his many compositions created here.


Sehring has 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.


In addition, he is the winner of many international awards. Also, his work is in such prestigious collections as 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, among many other private and public collections.


 During the past thirty years his art has seen an astronomic rise in popularity by knowledgeable collectors, dramatically increasing in value. Adolf Sehring's position among world renowned artists is best judged by the eminence of the collections that host his works and the recognition our culture pays him.


Sehring is also listed in the following publications:

"Who's Who in America"

"Who's Who in American Art"

"Art Diary"

"American Artists"

"Personalities of the South"

"The New York Art Review" (3rd Edition)


Books on Sehring (available from Adolf Sehring Studio, Inc):

"Adolf Sehring and Realism"  (1979)

"The Real World of Adolf Sehring"  (1989)

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