Wilson, George Washington
- Roger Taylor
Wilson, George Washington (1823–1893), miniature painter and photographer, was born on 7 February 1823 at Brownside croft, Alvah, Banff, Scotland, the second son of the eleven children of George Wilson (1777–1848), a crofter from Banff, and his second wife, Elspet Hurd (1798–1883). He was educated in the local parish school (1830–35), but left at the age of twelve to be apprenticed to a local carpenter and house builder. During this time he developed an interest in art so strong that he gave up his secure job in 1846 and moved to ...