BLOEMEN, Norbert van
(b. 1670, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1746, Amsterdam)
Flemish painter, member of a Flemish family of painters and draughtsmen, active also in Italy and France. He was the younger brother of Pieter and Jan Frans van Bloemen. While still in their native Antwerp, Pieter was the first teacher of his brothers. Norbert worked in Italy where he was called Cephalus (Cefalo). From Italy he went to the Netherlands and settled in Amsterdam where he painted genre scenes, portraits and religious paintings.