Was born in Kiev. Studied in the Petersburg Academy of arts from 1872 to 1881год. Over the years of training were awarded gold and silver medals. From 1883 - 1886 lived and worked in Rome. In 1886 he returned to Kiev and taught a school. M. Murashko. From 1911-1914 the Director of the Kiev art school. Participant of exhibitions of the Kiev society of artists. Works are kept in museums and private collections.
Born in Kiev, the son of peasants of the Kaluga province Ivan Seleznev, initial education in Kiev school.
From 1872 to 1881 student of the Academy of Arts. Received medals: in 1876, two small silver; in 1877 - a large silver; in 1878 - a large silver; in 1880 - a small gold for the program "James learns clothes for his son Joseph, sold by his brothers into Egypt." In 1881 awarded the title of class artist of 1 degree for the painting "SV. Sergius blesses Dmitry Donskoy before the battle." In 1882 he received a gold medal with the right to travel abroad at public expense, for the painting "Prince Dmitry Yurievich Red in a Lethargic sleep." From 1911 to 1914, was the acting Director of the Kiev art school. Painter historical. (Kondakov)