Fritz Reichl, the artist of this 1947
portrait of Jan Struther, was mainly known for
the quality of his architectural work and design.
He was a colleague of the "1919"
Bauhaus Movement furniture designer and
celebrated architect, Josef Hoffman.
wars, in Vienna, Reichl was instrumental in
redesigning the apartments of the mother of the
(later) Australian (and international) architect,
Harry Seidler. This association
gave the latter a deep and lasting childhood
appreciation of design. He learned also from
Reichl much about the basis of Modern
architecture - a style that Seidler's work so
distinctly embraces today.
died in 1959. He was a cousin of Jan Struther's
second husband, Dolf Placzek.