Mikhail Scotti

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Mikhail Ivanovich Scotti (Russian: Михаил Иванович Скотти; 1812, Saint Petersburg - 1861, Paris) was a Russian painter of Italian descent.

Scotti was an external student of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1831 and 1832 he was awarded the small and big silver medals concerning his drawing success. Then Scotti's painting The patriotism of the people of Nizhniy Novgorod in 1612 gained a small gold medal in 1835. In 1839-1844 Scotti resided in Italy. Returning to Petersburg he visited Constantinople to emerge an iconostasis from his works for the Russian embassy. In 1849-1856 Scotti worked in the Moscow Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Scotti is credited as a good draughtsman, who skilfully worked with oil paints, water-colour and pencil alike.

This article incorporates material from the public domain 1906 Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.