Cartoonmuseum Basel

I like Jazz

Drawings by Haëm


The caricaturist, illustrator, and globetrotter Haëm, alias Hans Meury (1929–2007), worked for international magazines such as “Punch”, “Pardon”, and “Nebelspalter”. He was born in Basel and became a great Jazz fan in his youth. He bequeathed his estate to the Cartoonmuseum Basel. The museum recognises this donation by presenting a showcase exhibition that focuses on Haëm’s comic ink drawings of great Jazz musicians of the 1950ies. With easy and expressive lines, Haëm sketched a new and dynamic music, which promised awakening and renewal, as well as its expert performers. 
Curator: Anette Gehrig

  • Haëm “I like Jazz” 1960

  • Haëm “I like Jazz” 1960