According to the RKD he was the father of Leonard Cornelisz Stooter and though known today for seascapes, his subjects were diverse, including a flower piece and various genre scenes. He married in Leiden in February 1623 and worked there the rest of his life. In 1648 he became the first deacon of the new Leiden Guild of St. Luke. Some portraits by him were lost in the 1929 fire of Leiden's Town Hall. He is also known as Egmont Stooter, a mistake in first name deriving from Houbraken. The painter always signed briefly STO.