Mihaly Munkacsy (originally Michael von Lieb;; February 20, 1844 - May 1, 1900) was a Hungarian painter, who lived in Paris and earned international reputation with his genre* pictures and large scale Biblical paintings.
Munkacsy was born Michael von Lieb to German parents in Munkacs, Kingdom of Hungary, the town from which he later gathered his pseudonym. After being apprenticed to itinerant* painter Elek Szamossy, Munkacsy went to Pest, the capital city, where he sought the patronage of some established artists. With the help of the landscapist Antal Ligeti he received a grant from the state so he could study abroad.
In 1865 he studied at the Academy of Vienna under Karl Rahl.&nb
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