Happy Birthday Johannes H. Weissenbruch!! Born in The Hague, in 1823, Johannes H Weissenbruch was a painter and art collector. He is best known for the depiction of light, atmosphere and skies. He painted in the open air and tried to allow nature to be his guide. He used oils as well as watercolor. Shipping Canal at Rijswij is a lovely example one of his gorgeous skies.