Zichy, Mihály Zala, 1827 - 1906, Szentpétervár
Зичи, Михаил Александрович
Hungatian and Russian painter, graphic. He began his studies in Pest, under Marastoni Jakab, then he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His master was Waldmüller. He opened a private school in 1846. Since his twenties - with a short interruption - he lived in Russia until his death. He was the court painter of four czars. He lived in Paris between 1875 and 79. In 1880 he visited Vienna, Venice and Hungary for a short time. His literary illustrations are the most significant, he created illustrations for the works of Lermontov, Puskin, Gogol, Madách, Arany and Petőfi.