Lemming Nagel (born 1948 in Tartu) graduated from the Estonian State Art Institute as a paitner in 1976. He is a member of the Estonian Artists´Association since 1979. His works have been characterized as having strong autobiographic linkages, they often dwell on some personal observations. Nagel often displays the absurd of the everyday life as he sees it – in a slightly ironic and biased way.
Prizes: Kristjan Raud art award (2009), Betti Alveri literature prize (2007), Saku art award (1999), Estonian Artists´Association annual award (1998), Baltic Young Artist’s Triennal diploma (1979).
Works in collections: Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn Art Hall, Tartu Art Museum, Nancy & Norton Dodge private collection (USA), Matthew Bown Gallery (London, UK), Zimmerl Art Museum (New Jersey, USA), private collections.
Sources used: Anneli Porri´s essay in the collection “Artists of Estonia 3” (Tallinn: Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, 2007)