As a child, Artist Elke Sommer studied painting under Peter Bina. Much of painter Elke Sommer's work is bright and cheerful, but she has also created more sombre pieces, often including a crucifix as a reminder of her pastor father. Marc Chagall is considered one of her prime influences. In 1968, Elke Sommer, artist, was introduced to the public with an exhibition at Munich's Galerie Schumacher. She has since exhibited her work in 39 one-woman shows in Europe and the United States. In 1985, she hosted a 13 episode TV show, Painting with Elke Sommer, teaching viewers how to create a painting from sketch to finished piece. While Elke Sommer's serigraphs command high prices, collectors can find other examples of serigraphs by many brilliant artists for acquisition online at Invaluable.