Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) was born in Interlaken. Ever since his childhood he kept fascinated by foreign countries and cultures. Right after finishing his formation as a teacher, he decided to become an artist. After extensive study trips around Europe and Northern Africa, the Bernese artist from the Oberland region settled down in Spain for a short period. In Granada he made acquaintance of the Cuban Maria Dolores Soler, whom he got married soon afterwards in Cuba. Initially, the couple intended to remain merely two weeks in Cuba – eventually they stayed over a decade in the Caribbean insular state. Shortly after the revolutionary forces gained victory, Rudolf Häsler was appointed director at the national department of arts and crafts. Succeeding Che Guevara, Häsler held the second highest position as a foreigner within Cuba’s Revolutionary Government. However, Rudolf Häsler felt from grace with Fidel Castro and got displaced from his position. Thus, in 1969 he was constrained to hastily quit Cuba. Together with his family he left for Spain, from where he travelled around the world. Häsler gained prominence because of his meticulous Realism, which is likely to be assigned to the hyperrealistic genre of painting. Since Häsler lived extremely quietly in Spain, he did not participate in many vast international exhibitions. Therefore, he only came to be known to a restricted body of experts. Nevertheless, bromer kunst is persuaded that Häsler will soon be granted a position within international art historiography.