Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of Johann Reiter? From Lush Geraniums to a Self Portrait

Johann Baptist Reiter, Geraniums, 1884, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

Austrian artist Johann Baptist Reiter (1813-1890) was a versatile painter, whether capturing the luxuriant beauty of geraniums to the curiosity of a young boy in the act of reading to his own compelling self-portrait.

 

Johann Baptist Reiter, Boy Reading, c. 1860, oil on canvas, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria

 

Johann Baptist Reiter, Self Portrait, 1842, Oberösterreichisches Landes Museum, Linz, Austria

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