Michael Gruber grew up in Salzburg, Austria where he was early exposed to nature and art. Starting with comics and graffiti in school, his focus shifted to scientific illustration during his studies in biology.
In 2015, he founded Hieronymus Illustrations next to his work for a world leading, and highly respected protozoologist (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Foissner †). During this time, he improved his skills in microscopy and illustrating unicellular organisms.
Academically, he finished his diploma studies in ecology at the University of Vienna and did a PhD in evolutionary biology (taxonomy and systematics) at the University of Salzburg.
In the last years, Michael participated in several illustrational courses and drawing competitions, did his first exhibition, and collaborated with universities, museums, the state government of Salzburg, different companies, and private individuals. His illustrations are published in books, journal articles, educational movies, illustrated charts, and posters.
His homepage is dedicate to his ancestor Hieronymus Loeschenkohl, who was a famous Austrian Engraver in the late 18th century.