Pieter Verbruggen was a son of Pieter Verbruggen the Elder and Maria Isabella Heck. Born in Antwerp in 1648, Pieter probably received his training from his father.
Verbruggen became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp in 1660 and travelled to Rome around 1674. His inauguration to become a member of the Bentvueghels took place on 3 January 1675, together with Abraham Genoels and François Moens. He was called by his Bent name Ballon (balloon).
In 1677, Pieter travelled back to Antwerp where he worked until his death as an engraver. He is known for his designs of tombs and other religious structures. (SR)