Born in 1836, Carl Reichert undoubtedly received his first art lessons from his father, a portrait and animal painter, and probably absorbed much information from his theatre decorator brother and two artist uncles.
Reichert attended the Academy of Drawing in Gratz, studying under Josef Ernst Turner and Ernst Christian Moser. Later he studied in Munich and Rome.
On his return to Austria, Reichert painted genre scenes, animals and city views, first of Vienna, then of Gratz. He was and is most noted for his portrayal of animals. Reichert died in 1918.