August Schiøtt was a Danish painter. He made his name as a painter of portraits and was employed by the Royal family and the nobility. Amongst his portraits are Frederik VII (c. 1850, Rosenborg), Christian IX (1853, Rosenborg) and Queen Louise (1855, Rosenborg).
August Schiøtt began his training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1841. In 1845 he received private tuition from C.W. Eckersberg. Besides portraits he also made historical genre pieces and landscape paintings from, amongst other places, Iceland: At Thingvalla (1872, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik) and The Saga Reader (1871, National Museum of Iceland).