Adolf Seel

Adolf Seel
Adolf Seel (date unknown)
Born1 March 1829
Died14 February 1907
EducationDüsseldorf Academy of Arts
Known forPainter, draughtsman, sculptor and print-maker
StyleDüsseldorf school of painting

Adolf Seel (1 March 1829–14 February 1907) was a German painter. He trained at the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts and is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.



Seel visited the academy in Düsseldorf in 1844-50, where he trained under Wilhelm Sohn. He then continued to train one year in Paris, spent 1864 and 1865 in Italy, 1870 and 1871 Spain, Portugal and the north coast of Africa as well as 1873 and 1874 the Orient, where he developed his preference for the architectural painting found rich food. Its pieces of architecture, particularly the Arab and Moorish buildings, are usually provided just as beautiful landscapes painted with a masterful perspective, lighting and coloring.


And later:


In 1876 he was awarded the golden medal of the city Vienna, 1878 the golden medal in Berlin.


  1. ^ Annalen des Vereins für Nassauische Alterthumskunde und Geschichtsforschung (in German). Der Verein. 1908. p. 130.

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