Formal artistic education is not received. Since 1906 he placed his satirical drawings of political, domestic and anti-religious themes in Tiflis the magazine "Molla Nasreddin", "Mosely" and others.
In 1910 he made a trip to Russia, Iran, Iraq.
Lived in Baku. Performed caricatures, satirical drawings of types of old Azerbaijan, landscapes, engaged in the poster, illustrated the works of Azerbaijani writers. In 1921 he collaborated in the "Backrest".
He exposed his works at the First Azerbaijani art exhibition (1921) in Baku, the exhibition "Poster in the service of the five-year plan" in Moscow (1932) and others.
He was one of the founders of the Azerbaijan art school in Baku (1920), 1920-1943 taught in it. In 1927 he was awarded the title people's artist of the Azerbaijan SSR. During the great Patriotic war participated in the production of "Agit-Windows".
Works are in several Museum collections, particularly in the Azerbaijan Museum of arts. R. Mustafayev in Baku.