Johann Rudolf Huber was an eminent Swiss portrait artist. Among his famous subjects were Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor and Albrecht von Haller .
Huber was born as the son of a landlord in Basel. There, in Bern, Venice and Rome he learned to paint. In 1699 he was appointed court painter at the court in Stuttgart. He did portraits of nearly 5,000 of his contemporaries. He died in Basel.
Huber was one of the most important Swiss painters of his time.