If you grew up in Switzerland chances are you have read a "Bell for Ursli" by Selina Chonz. It is a classic Swiss children's story from 1945 and set in the canton of Graubünden, with pictures by award-winning Swiss illustrator Alois Carigiet.
Alois Carigiet (1902 – 1985) was a gifted author and illustrator of children’s books, as well as a highly versatile and talented painter.
Currently the National Museum in Zurich illuminates the many different facets of the work of this multi-talented artist. The exhibition starts with a look at Carigiet’s home, the Canton Graubünden. Visitors experience Switzerland’s rich Rhaeto- Romanic culture, the world of children’s literature and Carigiet’s graphic art and painting.
Generations of Swiss children whom have grown up with Schellen-Ursli will experience a blast from the past by stepping into the world of children’s literature and Carigiet’s graphic art and painting.
If you happen to travel to Zürich take your kids to the Swiss National Museum and share a piece of Swiss tradition. The exhibition is open until January 3rd, 2016 at the Landesmuseum Zürich (Museumstrasse 2) right behind the main train station.
Or else make yourself comfortable at home and read it to your children.
On 15 October 2015, Ursli comes to the cinema, with his shaggy black hair and high-water pants, his pointed cap and beaming smile. Don't miss it!