Born in Austria-Hungary and living in San Francisco, Eduard Ulreich became a painter of genre, and a sculptor, muralist, and magazine illustrator. Many of his murals are in hotels, temples, industrial buildings, and post offices. In 1912 Ulreich made a sojourn to 19 Indian reservations in the Southwest, studying the culture. He rode a black pony for the 1000 mile trip, where he also participated in a cattle drive with the Chiracahua Cattle Company. Horses played a prominent role in his work thereafter. He was the pupil of Mlle F. Blumberg and also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy. In the 1920s, he lived in New York City and worked as a general illustrator for books and magazines. He was a member of the guild of Free Lance Artists, and western subjects were included in his illustrations. His wife, Nura, was an author and illustrator of children's books and an art instructor.