Born in Kortrijk on June 30, 1866, Vierin was a pupil at the Kortrijk Academy and at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp under Coosemans. Much of his subsequent life was spent in academia with his nomination as teacher at the Academy of Kortrijk in 1896 and directorship in 1912.
His paintings have a poetic quality and are related to impressionism. Much of his work depicted landscape views in and around Antwerp and Bruges. He was particularly interested in the play of light within his subjects, a talent clearly evident in this example. A frequent exhibitor throughout Belgium and foreign countries, his work was highly regarded by both the public and critics alike. A member of the influential group `Pour L'Art', his paintings can be seen today in the museums of Antwerp, Bruges, Kortrijk, Brussels and Barcelona amongst others.