Reinhold Nägele counts among the most important representatives of figurative painting in the 20th century. The early work of Reinhold Nägele mainly showed motifs of his Swabian home - he was born in Murrhardt, however, in 1939 the artist and his wife, a Jewish doctor, were forced to emigrate. It was not before the 1960s that Reinhold Nägele would return to his home country. In his paintings and watercolors Reinhold Nägele attained a delicately refined coloring, his stroke of the brush is applied to the canvas with both poise and easiness. The imagery captivates the observer with its at times naive charm. His graphic prints, e.g. etchings, also manage to captivate the observer with their delicate lines. Among his preferred subjects are landscapes, city- and street views as well as portraits and self portraits, even while he was in exile in America. Reihold Nägele deserves to be referred to as a chronicler of his days. Works by Reinhold Nägele, who was also active in reverse glass painting, can be found in numerous renowned collections, for instance in the 'Städtische Kunstsammlung' Murrhardt.