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 David Octavius Hill  (1802 - 1870)

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Lived/Active: Scotland      Known for: romantic landscape painting and collaborative photography

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1802 (Perth, Scotland)
 
Death
1870

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Scotland

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David Octavius (or Octavus) Hill was born in 1802 in Perth, Scotland.  A landscape and portrait painter and photographer, Hill was Secretary to the Scottish Society of Arts 1830-8, and again after its incorporation in the Royal Scottish Academy.  He was a commissioner of the Scottish Board of Manufacturers in 1850, and was influential in the founding of the Edinburgh Art Union.

In cooperation with photographer Robert Adamson (1821-1848) he created over 3000 calotype images, incl (showing 500 of 1324 characters).



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