Bloemaert, Abraham a Dutch historical and landscape painter and engraver, was born at Gorcum in 1564 (or 1567), and studied under Francis Floris. He painted several pictures for the churches in Flanders, among which are, The Wise Men's Offering, in the Jesuit church at Brussels; The Virgin and Infant, with a Glory of Angels, in the cathedral at Mechlin; and The Nativity, at Leliendael. He died in 1647. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.