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David Octavius Hill

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David Octavius Hill was born on May 20th, 1802, in Perth, Scotland. David and his brother got their education from the Perth Academy. Then his brother moved to Edinburgh for work, and David Hill studied at the School of Design. He exhibited his early landscape paintings at the Institution for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland. In 1829 he co-founded the Scottish Academy with Henry Cockburn. A year after establishing the Scottish Academy, David Hill went into book illustration. In 1836 David Hill was a secretary at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1843 he met and started working with Robert Adamson, photography pioneer. Together they produced about three thousand photographs over the course of five years. Adamson died in 1848, leaving David Hill to return to painting and illustration. He attempted to get back into photography in the 1860s, but no one was as good of a partner as Robert Adamson was for Hill. He died on May 17th, 1870. Meta description: David Octavius Hill was known for his landscape paintings, book illustrations, and his photography work with Robert Adamson.

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