Mural, botanical and landscape painter, illustrator, writer and lecturer, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. He attended the Regent Street Polytechnic Art School, 1958–60, under Lawrence Gowing and Norman Blamey; Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1960–1; and The National Academy of Art, New York, 1962. He was artist-in-residence, Woodberry Forest School, Virginia, 1967–8; lectured for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Historic Houses Association; and was president, First International Festival of Trompe L’Oeil, Lodi, Italy, 2003. Rust’s group show appearances included the RA Summer Exhibition; The Hunt Institute, Philadelphia; and The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington. By 2003 he had had 28 solo exhibitions, including four in aid of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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