Mikhay Munkachi (Michael von Lieb, 1844-1900) is a Hungarian artist, the founder of Hungarian Romantic Realism. He is the author of such pictures as Golgotha, The Judgement of Pontius Pilate, landscapes Secreet Street, Hungarians come back to their Motherland. He is also the author of cupola paintings of Vienna Historic Museum.
When a boy, he read and painted a lot. Artist Alek Samothy paid attention to him and suggested to practice copying pictures in Budapest National Museum. Later he studied at Vienna Academy of Arts. He became famous thanks to his painting Yawning Apprentice. It was the beginning of Hungarian Romantic Realism.
In 1870 Death Cell picture brought the world-wide fame to the artist. The inhabitants of Munkach town (the former name of Mukacheve) allowed the artist to take the surname Munkachi. In 1880 he became the Honorary member of the town.