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THE ONLY AMERICAN ARTIST TO BE COMMISSIONED BY THE VATICAN TO PAINT THE OFFICIAL PAPAL PORTRAIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

ADOLF SEHRING was born in Russia to a Russian mother and German father, an art Director in the GermanMovie Industry. Young Adolf won various prizes and honors in art competition and studied at The Art Academy.

His work are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grand Palais in Paris, U.S. Embassy to Sweden, Chrysler Museum, Mellons, Temple University, Museum of St. Mary's, Bayly Museum of Virginia, Hamilton Insurance Co., U.S. State Department and the Vatican, among many other private and public collections.

Sehring has appeared on nationally syndicated talk shows, such as A.M., Good Morning Washington, Afternoon, P.M. Magazine, Panorama and public television in Japan as a featured guest.


Adolf Sehring painting in his studio

Adolf Sehring at the White House
Sehring is listed in the following publications:
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Art
  • Personaggi Conterporanei
  • International Book of Honor
  • Art Diary
  • American Artists
  • Personalities of the South
  • The New York Art Review (3rd Edition)
           
         

    Adolf Sehring's papal portrait
    presented at the Vatican
    Two books on Sehring art are:
    • Adolf Sehring and Realism (1979)
    • The Real World of Adolf Sehring (1989)

    Lithographs of his work are available through this website. Up to recently, 'Tetley', his stately Southern Plantation, was his home in Virginia. Today Sehring and his wife Mary reside on a 20-acre estate in a park-- like setting in Florida, featuring a lake surrounded by wildlife. Various bald eagles, turtles, deer and wild turkeys may be spotted near Adolf's luxurious home/studio.

    Like the 17th century Dutch masters, Adolf Sehring transforms everyday scenes into poetry. His panoramic landscapes filled with nuances of detail and atmosphere, celebrate the countryside and extol the serenity of rural life. In his commonplace objects--hand-woven baskets, rail fences, rustic barns, and ordinary people become extraordinary. He is an eloquent spokesman for realism and one of America's most collected painters. While Sehring's art is in the tradition of Barbizon landscape artists, capturing a moment in time and recreating the exact hour of today in circumstances of light, his paintings are more than reproductions of atmosphere.


    Gene Autry and Adolf Sehring

    They are penetrating observations of nature and human character tingled with an uplifting quality. His work shimmers with a sense of discovery, a renewal of life, revealed with the brightness of his palate, and in the faces, which people his canvasses. Part of the business of art, as Santayana says of music, is to remind us, and Sehring's paintings are masterful reminders of our rural past. There is nostalgia in the unspoiled slices of America that our grandparents knew in the still ponds, thick woods and flowered creek sides, in cloud skimming skies and gentle rolling hills.

     

    Sehring's masterly canvasses cover the world he knows so well. His broad palate and array of bronze statues is unmatched in today's art world. They bring landscape, stillife, seascape, character study, children, and exotic wildlife into our personal world. Sehring was commissioned by the City of Gloucester, VA to create a bronze of Pocahontas.

    Worldwide collections (private and public) of his art attest to his "master" status. His paintings in the seventies we re selling from $500 to $750, increasing rapidly in value .

    Today his paintings will sell for up to $350,000. The tremendous investment potential of Adolf Sehring's art attracted many international collectors:
         
    W.E. Barns-Australia T. Kelly-United States W. A. Schanbacher-United States
    D. Brandon-United States B. Mayo-United States Alexander Hamilton Insurance Co.
    G. Crothall-New Zealand G. Michaels-United States -United States
    President Bush-United States J. Nicklaus-United States R. Smith-Canada
    B. Ford, Jr.-United States I. Nishino-Japan S. Suzuki Corp.-Japan
    G. Hawrauke-Germany T. Pfeifer-United States D. Von Manteuffel-Germany
    R. Headlee-United States    
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