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.

Albert Reich 1889-1942 - Marked day in Ushkub 1917 gouache
Albert Reich 1889-1942 Aus Veles Mazedonien reproduction on a postcard
Albert Reich 1889-1942 Mosque in Stip 1916 book illustration

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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