Was born in Kiev. In 1904 he graduated from the Kiev art school of M. K. Pimonenko's and I. F. Seleznev, in 1908 of the Munich Academy of art K. Marr's and A. Wagner.
In 20-e years he headed the art Studio of a name of Sverdlova in Flint, he worked as an artist in the newspaper "Pravda". One of the founders AHRR. A member of the artists Union of the USSR. Since 1906, the constant participant of exhibitions: 1906, 1907 — personal exhibitions in the Krauze Salon (Munich), 1909, 1913 — International exhibition, 1927 in Prague, and Vienna, 1929, in Cologne. Participant in all exhibitions AHRR in 1922. Solo exhibitions in 1914,1936,1939,1950 years in Moscow. Works of the artist are in the Tretyakov gallery, the Lenin Museum (Moscow, Leningrad), art museums of Dnepropetrovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Voroshilovgrad, in private collections of Russia and abroad.
"The purpose of my art — realistic-impressionistic depiction of the life of life of workers and peasants" (from the autobiography of B, Vladimir, Fund C HA).