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    Edward Lee Reichert (1919-2011)

    Edward Lee Reichert (1919-2011)


    Edward Lee Reichert

    Edward Reichert, architect, designer and artist, is a native Texan who has combined regional, national and international study and practice of the visual art and architecture since 1936. He is a versatile artist and designer, skilled in creating quality landscapes, portraits, architectural, western, religious and varied work in all media. After 36 years of architectural practice based in Houston in which he was involved in the design of more than 400 regional and international projects, he now devotes full time to painting.

    Best known of his art works are his designs of stained and faceted art glass which include 100 panels designed for the First United Methodist Church of Houston. In 1983, he wrote and jointly published with the Church, Windows Sharing God’s Caring, an art book with photographs by his wife Elizabeth, illustrating and describing these panels and the historic sanctuary windows.

    While attending the University of Texas in Austin he served as art editor of the university publication Architecture, Engineering and Industry (1938-41). After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture Degree and the Alpha Rho Chi Architectural Medal in 1941, he was awarded scholarships for continued studies a M.I.T., Harvard, and Yale. As a Naval Reserve Officer during World II, he authored and illustrated Naval Intelligence publications. He became a Registered Architect in Texas in 1947, AIA member since 1951 and NCARB certified since 1974. He has worked and studied in England, Europe and Canada.

    Invitational study and travel with Master Painter, Lajos Markos (1976-1881) in Northern Italy, Mexico and Texas included portraiture, figure drawing, still life and landscape in oils, pastels and conte. In 1983 Reichert studied the “lost wax” process for bronze casting and sculpture at Rice University.

    Reichert has had individual showings in Houston, Austin, Beaumont and Central Texas. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited at the University of Texas at Austin; the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, San Antonio; the Art League of Houston and galleries in South Texas. Commissioned portraits hang in the permanent collection of the University of Texas in Austin, Brown Memorial Library in Rosebud and in corporate offices in Houston.

    Honors include the Grumbacher Medal for Best of Show at 1987 CLAG Annual Show. He was initially listed in the Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and the international Who’s Who 1982-83 editions.