Johan Adolph Rust
13.04.1828 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - 27.07.1915 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Johan Adolph Rust was born on April 13th, 1828 in Amsterdam. He took drawing lessons at the Academy in Amsterdam, but also recieved artistic training from his uncle Cornelis Springer (1817-1891), the famous master architectural painter. Springer, who is known for his beautiful qualities of light, also taught Rust the skills of displaying light in his paintings. Rust mainly painted cityscapes, river landscapes and seascapes, always of fine quality and with exceptional composition and light qualities. In 1856 Rust became a member of "Arti et Amicitiae," the association of artists and art lovers in Amsterdam. He also gave lessons in painting and drawing and for many years taught at the Industrial School of the working classes and the "Ambachtsschool." Among his pupils were Johannes Frederik (John) Hulk Jr. (1855-1913), Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig (1866-1915), Franciscus Anthonius Lissone (1867-1936) and Martin Monnickendam (1874-1943). Rust regularly took part in exhibitions. From 1846 until 1903 he exhibited in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. He also exhibited in a city in the northern part of The Netherlands, Leeuwarden, in 1855 and 1859. Rust died in Amsterdam on July 27th, 1915. Today his work can be found in the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem.