Mihaly von Zichy
(1827 - 1906)
Mihaly von Zichy was active/lived in Russian Federation, Hungary. Mihaly Zichy is known for romantic genre painting, history, portraits, illustration, court painter.
A self-portrait of the artist in his studio in Paris
Biography Mihaly von Zichy
Mihaly Zichy was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. He was a significant representative of Hungarian romantic painting. During his law studies in Pest from 1842, he attended Jakab Marastoni's school as well. In Vienna he was Ferdinand Waldmüller's pupil in 1844. Lifeboat, his first major work, comes from this time.
On Waldmüller's recommendation, he became an art teacher in St. Petersburg. He swore allegiance to freedom by painting the portrait of Lajos Batthyány, the first Hungarian Prime Minister, in 1849. From 1850 onwards, he worked as a retoucher, but he also did pencil drawings, water colours and portraits in oil. The series on the Gatchina hunting ordered by the Russian Tsar raised hi
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