He received his artistic training from his two uncles, James and Jan Bol bol. After two years in Heidelberg, he was a master in Machalinski Guild of St. Luke. After the annexation of the city by the Spanish troops in 1572, Bol settled in Antwerp, where he became a master in 1574. A decade later he left Antwerp, arriving in Amsterdam after a trip to Bergen-op-Zoom, Dordrecht and Delft. He was buried in Amsterdam on 20 November 1593. This version is disputed by some sources due to the fact that he supposedly signed adoration of the shepherds from 1595года.