Landscape painter. Born in New York on Dec. 19, 1845. Bloomer came to California with his family in 1852 and settled in San Francisco. Having decided upon an art career, he became a pupil of Virgil Williams, Thomas Hill, and Stephen Shaw from 1868-73.
The years 1874-79 were spent in Paris where he took over Whistler's old studio while studying with Duran and Pelouse. While there, his Old Bridge at Grez was purchased by the French government. The years 1879-90 were spent in England. Upon returning to the U.S., he attended the NAD for two years.
In 1892 he returned to San Francisco and resumed his residence and studio at 506 Battery Street. Early in his career he concentrated on portraiture, but after returning from EuNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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