George Wilmer Reinbold was born on March 14, 1885 in Newton, Pennsylvania, and attended Bloomsburg College in Pennsylvania with continuing studies at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts where he studied fine arts and woodworking. After graduating he worked at the Williamsport “Grit” newspaper in New Jersey where he wrote articles, and drew comic strips and political cartoons.
Later in life Reinbold carved wildlife and horses as a hobby, and after leaving his job at the newspaper he devoted his life to art. With a little help from his family he was able to get his pieces were soon exhibited in many different outdoor themed stores and gift shops, as well as galleries such as Richard Stockton’s Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Caldwells in Philadelphia, and Abercrombie & Fitch in New York City. Although horses continued to be his favorite subject, Reinbold also carved upland and lowland birds at half-size on a driftwood base, and flying meadowland birds, as well as painting fish, foxes, game and song birds on china plates and wooden trays. The paintings proved to be quite popular at Caldwell’s, Crossroads of Sports, Abercrombie & Fitch, and other stores where there was an outdoor theme.
Fans of Reinbold's work insist that his finest work came from the late 1930s on, when he had more time to devote to his passion of carving wildlife. George Reinbold died on December 14, 1946 at sixty-one years old.