Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (September 30 1747 - April 3 1822) was a German publisher and patron of the arts. He co-founded the F├╝rstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar with the painter Georg Melchior Kraus in 1776. Bertuch was a known acquaintance of both Goethe and Humboldt. He was the father of the writer and journalist Karl Bertuch.