In 1898 – 1905 he studied at ORCHIES (with K. Kostandi and G. Ladyzhensky), in 1905 – 1906 in St. Petersburg Academy of arts (V. Savitsky, J. Tsionglinskogo). Member Church from 1907, one of the founders Of the island to them. K. Kostandi. In 1922 – 1934 – Professor OCHI, 1934 – KHI. One of the best representatives of the southern Russian school of painting. Made a significant contribution to the Ukrainian portrait painting. From 1907 he lived and worked in Odessa.