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David Octavius Hill

 (1802 - 1870)
David Octavius Hill was active/lived in Scotland.  David Hill is known for romantic landscape painting and collaborative photography.

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.

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About  David Octavius Hill

Born:  1802 - Perth, Scotland
Died:   1870
Known for:  romantic landscape painting and collaborative photography