Amsterdam 1785 – 1844 Niewer-Amstel (Amstelveen)
Arnoldus Bloemers was a Dutch still life painter of fruit and flowerpieces, sometimes incorporating dead game. He continued the tradition of eighteenth century flower painting practiced by Jan van Os (1744-1808), in works that employ a bright range of colours and flower species, beautifully observed, set against light backgrounds.
Born in Amsterdam, Bloemers studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten with Antoine Piera (1756-1838), where he later became a member. He also belonged to the Genootschap Arti Sacrum in Rotterdam and the Kunstbevorderend Genootschap VW in Amsterdam. Bloemers exhibited in The Hague and Rotterdam between 1818 and 1843. In 1844 he exhibited at the Paris Salon. Gabriël Henriques de Castro (1808-1853) was his pupil.
The work of Arnoldus Bloemers is represented in the Broughton Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Teylers Museum, Haarlem; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Institute Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam.