Hans Goderis was the son of Joris Goderis and Maritgen Lybaerts, from Flanders. Between 1622 and 1638 he lived in Haarlem, where he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1623. The painter came from a wealthy family, so his penchant for painting must have been for pleasure. In 1632 some of his paintings are auctioned. The Haarlem city chronicler Rheodoris Schrevelius mentions him in his Harlemias of 1648 as a pupil of Jan Porcellis. He left a small oeuvre.
Greenwich, National Naval Museum; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen;
Hoorn, Westfries Museum (ex collection Kunsthandel Rob Kattenburg); Groningen, Groningen Museum.