Henrik Ferdinand Hillbom (1863 – 1948)
Born in Ekolsund, Uppland, Hillbom studied with goldsmith Otto Lindeberg at the technical school in Stockholm, then immigrated to New York where he worked for the Whitney Manufacturing Company. He left to study painting with Benjamin Constant in Paris, but returned to New York to do illustrations for Harper’s Weekly, and later to work as a designer of silver for the Wallace Manufacturing Company in Wallingford, Connecticut.
A painting is in the collection of Smalandsmuseum in Vaxjo.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Historian, East Lansing, Michigan