Paul Riedel is a name that is recurrent in my family for many generations. You could suppose this family is short on imagination when it comes to naming their new-borns, however you would be mistaken. It is a family where phantasy is handed down from one generation to another. We had an art historian, an editor, a technical draftsman and now me, in the current generation as an artist and computer scientist in our family. This shows that all Paul Riedels stayed true to art, directly or indirectly. I don’t have any sons, so this line of Pauls’s will end, as long as one of my sisters won’t change my prophecy for a wonder. All of my ancestors had, besides their art, another career going.