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Adolf Sehring

Born in Russia to a German-Russian artist family, his father was a theatrical designer and portraitist. In 1939, the family was politically persecuted and deported to Berlin, Germany. 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' 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 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. 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."


Studied under his father, George Sehring, at the Academy in Berlin
Collections (Partial Listing)
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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