David Octavius Hill
(1802 - 1870)
David Octavius Hill was active/lived in Scotland. David Hill is known for romantic landscape painting and collaborative photography.
Biography David Octavius Hill
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, including what may be the earliest photograph of a railway at Linlithgow. The images feature Scottish landscapes, such as the Land of Burns 1841 and a series done on Newhaven fishermen and women.
His painting of 'The First General
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