Except for service during the great Patriotic war in Mongolia, fought at Kursk in the famous tank battle at Prokhorovka. During the war he was a tank commander, then commander of the 3rd tank platoon, and after being wounded — the assistant chief of staff for operations.
(Supplement V. A. Baranov)
Honored artist of the RSFSR. He graduated from the Saratov art and industrial College (1936). Member of the Union of artists of Russia since 1939
During the war he served in the army in Mongolia.
He is currently the oldest and most respected artist in the city of Volgograd. Main genres: historical painting, battle painting, genre painting, portrait, landscape.