naturalist and artist, known for his illustrations of birds. Gronvold
had an early interest in natural history, and an early aptitude for
natural history art. He studied drawing in Copenhagen, and worked
first as a draughtsman of the Royal Danish Army's artillery and an
illustrator at the Biological Research Station of Copenhagen.
1892, Gronvold left Denmark intending to emigrate to the United
States but while in London en route, he was employed at the Natural
History Museum preparing
anatomical specimens. Gronvold became a skilled taxidermist, and
established a reputation as an artist. He was employed at the Museum
until 1895, when he accompanied William Ogilvie-Grant on an
expedition to the Salvage Islands. After this expedition, Gronvold
worked at the Museum in an unofficial capacity as an artist for
decades, and only left London to attend an ornithological congress in
died at Bedford in 1940 and was survived by his wife Josefine, and
daughter Elsa, who had become a skilled portrait painter.