Urs J. Knobel was born in Zug, Switzerland. He graduated from the Lucerne University of Arts where he had studied graphic arts. Study stay in London. Lecture Bath School of Art and Design United Kingdom. Assembly book, collage, sketchbook. He then worked as a Graphic Designer at Advico Young & Rubicam, and went on to become Art Director at Doyle Dane Bernbach in Zurich.
Today he works as an Illustrator, Art Director, Graphic Designer and Painter. He designed the poster for the White Turf St. Moritz racing event and the badges for the carnival of Baar.
2007 and 1997 The Society of Illustrators New York, Annual of American illustration1995 Graphis Ephemera 1, Graphis Press Corp. NY
1983 European Illustration. Edited by Edward Booth-Clibborn, London
2018 Gallery Ziegler. Baar. "Tribute to Willy Ziegler"
2016 Kunst Kubus Cham
2015 American Illustration 34, New York.
2013 Gallery Ziegler Baar, 30 artists celebrate 30 years Z-Gallery
2010 American Illustration 29, New York
2008 Gallery Ziegler, Baar
2007 Museum of American Illustration New York City
2003 Gallery Ziegler Baar, 20 artists celebrate 20 years Z-Gallery
1997 Museum of American Illustration New York City
1988 Kunstszene Schwyz
1985 Gallery Bodenschatz, Basel
1983 European Illustration, National Theater London