Reinhold Nägele (1884-1972)
Reinhold Nägele was born the son of a stage painter, from whom he learnt his initial painting skills. He continued his training at the arts school in Stuttgart and already exhibited for Paul Cassirer in Berlin in 1907/08. During the First World War he had to interrupt his career as an artist, but afterwards became an active member of the art scene in Stuttgart. In 1923 Nägele was a co-founder of the Stuttgart Secession and joined the Vereinigung der Freunde schwäbischer Grafik [association of the friends of Swabian graphic art], which was dissolved in 1937 after refusing to expel Nägele as an artist. Nägele emigrated to the United States with his Jewish wife Alice Nördlinger in 1939, only returning to Germany after her death in 1963.