The son of a Dutch artist Jacob Grimmer. In 1592, became master of the Guild of painters of St. Luke in Antwerp. He is known for his paintings on the theme of life in the village, on the biblical themes that are often part of a series of paintings devoted to the seasons or months. Some of his paintings were inspired by, and sometimes copied from paintings by Pieter Bruegel or Hans Bol. Paintings by these artists had on the Abel Grimmer gorazo a greater impact than the paintings of his father, who was also an important source of artistic inspiration.