Adolf Schreyer Germany

7-9-1828 Frankfurt, GER – 7-29-1899 Kronberg, GER

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Schreyer, Adolf

Adolf Schreyer studied art first at the Städel Institute in his native town, and then at Stuttgart and Munich. He painted many of his favourite subjects in his travels in the East. He first accompanied Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of 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 he settled in Paris, but returned to Germany in 1870; and settled at Cronberg near Frankfurt.

Adolf Schreyer was, and is still, especially esteemed as a painter of horses, of peasant life in Wallachia and Moldavia, and of battle incidents. His work is remarkable for its excellent equine draftsmanship, and for the artist's power of observation and forceful statement; and has found particular favor among French and American collectors.

Adolf Schreyer painting of a Charge of Artillery of Imperial Guard was formerly at the Luxembourg Museum. The Metropolitan Museum, New York owns three of Schreyer's oriental paintings: Abandoned, Arabs on the March and Arabs making a detour; and many of his best pictures are in the Rockefeller family, Vanderbilt family, John Jacob Astor, William Backhouse Astor, William Walters collections.

Art Movement: Orientalsim
Traveled: Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Algeria
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