According to the RKD he was the son of Pieter Hermansz Verelst and the father of the painters Cornelis and Maria Verelst. He became a pupil in the Confrerie Pictura at the same time as his brother Simon in 1663. He is known for portraits and still life paintings. He worked in Amsterdam, Italy, and Vienna before moving to London. Louis Michiel was his pupil.
|Pieter Hermansz Verelst 1618–1688|
|Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644–1710||Herman Verelst 1641–1690||Johannes Verelst 1648–1734|
|Maria Verelst 1680-1744||Cornelis Verelst 1667–1734|
|William Verelst 1704-1752|