Ruisdael (1628 – 1682) He was born in Haarlem where he was probably the pupil of his father, the frame maker and artist Isaak de Goyer. He was also the nephew of a well-known painter, Salomon van Ruysdael. Both father and son seem to have borrowed Salomon’s name, though Jacob spelled it differently. He settled in Amsterdam and became a free citizen of that city, where he painted and taught art. His best known pupil was Meindert Hobbema. Ruisdael is known especially as a landscape painter with a strong interest in trees.