Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940) was a Danish naturalist and artist. From an
early age, he developed an interest in natural history and spent his time
drawing the birds and animals around him. In his early years he studied
drawing in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 1892, Grönvold left for America by way of England. It was in London
that he landed a job preparing bird skeletons for the Natural History
Museum. There he developed skill as a taxidermist and established his
reputation as an artist. In 1895, Gronvold joined an expedition to the
returning later to continue as an artist at the Musem.
By the end of the century, Grönvold’s work was well represented in
He also produced plates of bird eggs (see page 4) , which were quite
unusual and rarely found in early bird books.