illustraTION art


Urs j. knobel

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.


2015 American Illustration 34, New York

2010 American Illustration 29, New York.

2007 The Society of Illustrators New York. Certificate of Merit

1997 The Society of Illustrators New York. Certificate of Merit.

1995 Graphis Press Corporation New York. Graphis Ephemera 1.

1983 European Illustration London.


2016 - 2008 3x3 Illustration Directory. Curated by Charles Hively NY.
2007 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration NY. Vol. 3 No. 3

2007 and 1997 The Society of Illustrators New York, Annual of American illustration

1995 Graphis Ephemera 1, Graphis Press Corp. NY

1983 European Illustration. Edited by Edward Booth-Clibborn, London


Purchases: Canton Zug. Community Baar. Care center Baar. Companies and private.

Urs J. Knobel - Art and Illustration - Baar (Switzerland)

Photo Sabrina Friio


Courrier International

GQ British

Die Zeit


Madison Design Group

3x3 Magazine

Baader Hermes Advertising

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Die Post

Illustrators News


The Covent Gardener


Tages Anzeiger

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Neue Luzerner Zeitung



Vabeene Shoes

White Turf St. Moritz



2019 Gallery Ziegler, Baar
2015 Gallery Ziegler, Baar

2015 Cantonal Administration Zug

2012 Gallery Ziegler, Baar

2008 Gallery Ziegler, Baar

2005 Gallery im Hof, Baar. Art 5 Galerie, Nürensdorf/Zürich

2003 White Turf Art Exhibition, Nullstein Association St. Moritz

2000-2003 Victoria Areal, Baar

2001 Credit Suisse, Zug

1999 Gallery Schmuck, Kunst, Kultur, Zug

2000 Gallery im Hof, Zug

1997 Gallery Ziegler, Baar. Credit Suisse, St. Moritz

1987 Gallery Ziegler, Baar



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