Father Marinus was a member of the Guild of painters of Antwerp. Marinus is considered to be a disciple of Quentin masseysa or at least experienced its influence in his work. However, van Reymerswaele engaged not only in painting. After leaving his native Reimerswaal, he moved to Middelburg, where he participated in the robbery of the Church, were punished and expelled from the city.
Marinus van Reymerswaele remained in the history of painting due to its images of St. Jerome and the portraits of bankers, moneylenders and tax collectors in a carefully drawn by the artist frilly clothes. Such portraits were very popular in those days as the personification of greed.