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(b Gorinchem, 25 Dec. 1566; d Utrecht, 13 Jan. 1651). Dutch figure and landscape painter and engraver, the son of a sculptor and architect, Cornelis I Bloemaert (c.1540–93). He spent most of his life in Utrecht, where for many years he was the leading painter and an outstanding teacher. Both, Honthorst, Terbrugghen, and virtually all the Utrecht painters of the period who attained any kind of distinction trained with him.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)