Mikhail Georgievich Kozell (Russian: Михаи́л Гео́ргиевич Ко́зелл; October 20, 1911, Astrakhan, Russian Empire – July 26, 1993, Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a Soviet Russian painter and Art teacher, who lived and worked in Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg), and who belonged to the Leningrad School of Painting, most famous for his landscape painting.
Kozell was born October 20, 1911 in Astrakhan. In 1939 Mikhail Kozell graduated from Ilya Repin Institute in Isaak Brodsky workshop. Pupil of Mikhail Bernshtein, Arcady Rylov, Alexander Lubimov, Vladimir Serov. Since 1949 Mikhail Kozell participated in Art Exhibitions. Painted landscapes, genre pictures, sketchs from the life.
Mikhail Kozell was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists since 1962. In 1948-1991 Mikhail Kozell worked as an Art teacher of Secondary Art School of Ilya Repin Institute in Leningrad.
Mikhail Georgievich Kozell died on July 26, 1993, in Saint Petersburg at 82 years og age. Paintings by Mikhail Kozell reside in Art museums and private collections in Russia, U.S., England, Japan, and throughout the world.