Born in Neumarkt 1889, died in Munich 1942, Albert Reich was well known German war painter and illustrator. During the war, he was in the German Alpine Corps. He was also illustrator for the German children magazine: “Kriegsblatter fur die deutsche Jugend“ (War magazine for German Youth), magazine that was publishing patriotic stories for children. He traveled to Norway, Italy, Russia and the Balkans. Today there is a street with his name in his hometown on Neumarkt.
Albert Reich visited Macedonia during the World War One, at the very beginning of 1916 as an official war painter. Several drawings from Skopje, Kumanovo, Veles etc. are printed in the book: “With my corps in Serbia 1916 – a war days and one hundred and six sketchbooks with pictures” published by P. Oldenbourg, Munich in 1916. There is a postcard with a reproduction from one of his drawings: “Veles Mazedonien” from that period. Several gouache watercolors with scenes from Macedonia are in the collection of the author of this lexicon.