Born in Kamenets-Podolsk, now Khmelnitsky region. He spent his childhood in łódź, then moved to kraków, where he studied at the Academy. Later he continued his education in Odessa. From 1910 he lived in Paris. Wrote still lifes, portraits, cityscapes. Many paintings devoted to biblical images and scenes from Jewish life. In 1922 he participated in the 1st International art exhibition in düsseldorf. Exhibited in the Salons: Autumn, Tuileries. Held several solo exhibitions. Was a prominent personality in Montparnasse. At the beginning of the Second world war joined the French army. In 1940 fled with his family to Marseille. Died in Auschwitz.