Greil, Alois, b. Linz (Upper Austria), March 27, 1841, d. Vienna, Oct. 12, 1902, genre painter and illustrator; descended from a family of Tyrolean artists, studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under C. Ruben. 1868/69 illustrator in Stuttgart, in Vienna from 1873. Famous for his folkloric depictions, favourite subjects were humorous scenes of soldier life.
Literature#H. Oberleitner, Der Linzer Aquarellmaler A. G., in: W. Jenny and F. Pfeffer, Kunst in Oesterreich 1851-1951, Linz 1951; H. Commenda, A. G., ein Maler des Volkslebens, 1961.