With this exhibition the museum also honours Jules Stauber „as a great illustrating artist [...] and an agent of his time.“Born April, 3 1920 at Montreux-Clarens Stauber soon moved to Germany at the age of 19, where he settled down at Nuremberg. Always on the go, he published more than 50 books, joined in a number of international exhibitions and has collected quite a few awards in his lifetime.
Basel’s Cartoon Museum exhibits his work alongside other Swiss artits featured in „Nebelspalter“ – a famous satirical Swiss magazine.
Stauber’s definition of gender role has long been a political issue and a field for critique and inspiration, especially for young female artists. Five of them are going to interpret his work in the course of this exhibition: Hélène Becquelin, Laura Jurt, Gabi Kopp, Lika Nüssli and Corinne Rey (Coco) are going for a personal approach to this artist who never stopped drawing and publishing almost right until the end.