Adalbert Hösle stored frequently needed pigments on this large shelf with shelves and drawers. It dominated his workshop, which was also equipped with two workbenches, several cabinets to store brushes and rollers, shelves to store equipment such as paint grinders and spray guns, as well as tubs of paint, barrels and quite a few hanging devices from the ceiling.
The master painter Adalbert Hösle (1920-2004), who had already joined his father’s painter’s workshop in Langenhaslach (Günzburg district) as an apprentice, run it after his father’s death from 1949 to 1992. Painters were among the tradesmen most frequently given jobs in people’s homes until the 1960s as their rural customers had their rooms painted regularly, the kitchens sometimes even every year. As a result, there was a painting company in almost every town that had the necessary expertise to mix and apply wall paints and varnishes and also spruced up their customers’ furniture.
Museum Oberschönenfeld acquired the painter’s workshop including the business books and invoices at the beginning of 2000 as a typical example of a rural Swabian trade business. In addition, Hösle was considered a master of grain painting and a versatile artist who decorated shooting targets, maypoles, milk churns and furniture, but also façades with figurative motifs and Christmas nativity scene backgrounds.