The Swiss artist and printmaker Marcel Mayer was born in Basel (Switzerland) in 1965. After his apprenticeship (industrial mechanic), he studied at the Basel School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung Basel, Fachklasse für Originaldruckgrafik, 1991–94). Since 1994, Marcel Mayer is the head of the professional printing studio “druckwerk“ in Basel (letterpress, woodcut, intaglio and lithography). Since 2006, he organizes workshops and in its own artistic practice he focuses on printmaking, book making and poster design. Works by Marcel Mayer have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, and Canada since 1990. His works can be found in private and public collections in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Japan.