A Russian painter and graphic artist. Born in Feodosia. The son of Neapolitan vice-consul in Feodosia. From 1839 till 1840 he studied under the guidance of I. Aivazovskyy. During 1843 - 1850 - at Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts under the guidance of M. Vorobyov, O. Zauyerveyd and B. Villevalde. In 1850 he was awarded the large gold medal, got the title of the 1st degree class painter and the right for pension trip (1851 - Caucasus, 1853 - France, 1854 - Italy). In 1852 he received Russian citizenship. He spent eight years in Italy. In 1860 for the paintings, which he brought from there, he was awarded the title of the professor of landscape painting. In 1885, he received a royal order of several paintings devoted to the Russian-Turkish war and visited the theater of military operations in Turkey. He participated in the exhibitions of Moscow union of Arts lovers (1872 - 1906, with breaks), the Society for the Promotion of Artists (1893). In 1900 he was elected the honorary member of the Academy of Arts. In addition to oil painting technique, he used watercolour, sepia, etc. He painted marine scapes, landscapes, genre scenes, portraits and battle composions. His works are kept in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, Tula Art Museum, etc. Feodosia Museum is entitled "The House of Lagorio."