Introduction
George Washington Wilson (7 February 1823 – 9 March 1893) was a pioneering Scottish photographer. In 1849, he began a career as a portrait miniaturist, switching to portrait photography in 1852. He received a contract to photograph the Royal Family, working for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He pioneered various techniques for outdoor photography and the mass production of photographic prints as he gradually began to largely do landscape photography in the 1860s. By 1864 he claimed to have sold over half a million prints.
Wikidata
Q2179710
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Introduction
Born 7 February 1823; died 9 March 1893. In 1857 Wilson first began to photograph war ships. In 1859 he photographed scenes of Edinburgh and called them "Scottish Gems." In 1860 Wilson was appointed photographer to Queen Victoria in Scotland. In 1862-1864 Wilson contributed to the illustration of 'Ruined Abbeys & Castles of Great Britain & Ireland.' Wilson was a founding member in 1863 of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. By 1880 he had established the largest publishing company of topographical views in Britain called "G.W. Wilson & Co.".
Nationalities
British, Scottish
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Publisher, Painter, Photographer
Names
G. W. Wilson, George Washington Wilson
Ulan
500025761
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