In 1560 entered the painters ' Guild of Mechelen, Lucas in 1564 becomes a master and in the same year, takes students Jasper van der Linden. He participated in the movement of the reformation and was forced to flee in 1566 to Liege and then to Aachen. It is about 1570 in Antwerp, and in 1577 in Brussels. Entering the service of the Archduke, Lucas in his Suite in 1581 sent to Austria. He worked in Linz until 1593, and then went to Frankfurt, of which he became in 1594.