Salomon van Ruysdael was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter. He was the uncle of Jacob van Ruisdael.
He was the son of a woodworker who specialized in making fancy ebony frames for mirrors and paintings. He invented a way of creating sculpted ornaments that when they were polished, looked like polished marble. These were quite popular as a decoration on chests and picture frames, until the secret of their manufacture was discovered and widely copied.
Salomon was known for his landscapes and river scenes.