1500 - 1559
Painter from the northern Netherlands. Vermeyen was born around 1500 in Beverwijk. He studied painting under Jan Gossaert. In 1525 he was employed by Margaret of Austria, the governor of the Habsburg Netherlands with a court in Mechelen (Malines). After her death in 1530 Vermeyen became court painter of emperor Charles V. For him he designed a series of tapestries about Charles' Tunisian Conquest.
The portrait was made by Jan Wierix, after Vermeyen's death.