Hans Goderis was the son of Joris Goderis and Maritgen Lybaerts, originating from Flanders. Between 1622 and 1638 he lived in Haarlem, where he became member of the Guild of St. Luke as soon as 1623. The painter stem from a wealthy family, thus his inclination to painting must have been for pleasure. In 1632 some of his paintings are noted in auction. The Haarlem city chroniquer Rheodoris Schrevelius mentions him in his 1648 Harlemias as a pupil of Jan Porcellis. He left a considerably small oeuvre.