De Lancey Gill
(1859 - 1940)
De Lancey Walker Gill was active/lived in Virginia, District Of Columbia, South Carolina. De Lancey Gill is known for sketch artist-surveys, illustration.
Biography De Lancey Gill
Born in Camden, South Carolina, Delancey Gill traveled and sketched extensively in Indian Territory.
He had little formal education, and in 1887 became assistant draftsman in the supervising Architect's office for the United States Government. The artist- scientist, William Henry Holmes, noted Gill's artistic ability and recommended him for illustration work with the US Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ethnology. In this job, he sketched in Indian Territory, the Arizona desert, and the upper Yellowstone River Valley.
Three of his Arizona pueblo paintings, dated 1888, are in the Smithsonian collection. He later taught art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC. He was the husband of painter, illustrator
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