Student Of The Academy Of Arts. In 1861-2 silver medal; in 1864 the title of class artist; 1868-class artist of 2 articles; 1869 class artist of 1 articles for the portraits: "Mr. Mac" and "Princess Mescherskaya"; 1874-academician of watercolor painting for "portrait of D. A. Miliutin". Since 1884-honorary free member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. (Kondakov)
He was educated at the Riga gymnasium, he received his artistic education at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts; was awarded the title of class artist I degree (1869), academician (in 1874, with the portrait of the then war Minister D. A. Miliutin ) and of honorary member of the Academy (1884). Was one of the founders of "the"Society of Russian watercolors"". Of his works mention: album 30 portraits of representatives of Central Asian Nations that were in Moscow during the coronation of Emperor Alexander III (1884; purchased by the Emperor); 45 portraits of the bearers of the badge of the military order, participating in the opening ceremony in St. Petersburg. the monument of glory, in 1886 (too); portraits of members of the embassies of the Emir of Bukhara, who were in St. Petersburg. in 1886 and in 1889 (the same); album of sketches and drawings made during a trip to the East, etc.