The author of the chamber of fine landscapes, genre compositions, portraits. Born in the village of Nikolaevka of the Kherson province in the family of the landowner. In 1885-1889 he studied at St. Petersburg Academy of arts as an auditor, he received his artistic education in Paris at the académie des Beau-Arts. In 1890 he participated in different exhibitions TYURH, from 1894 — member of Church. (TPHV). For a long time lived abroad, but continued to participate in art exhibitions held in Odessa. From 1919 he lived and worked in Paris. The artist's archive, manuscripts, philosophical notes, written fiction novel "Red star" is stored partly from the heirs, partly in the State archives of France. At the end of life he took monastic vows in 1928 and was ordained priest. Died in the monastery hospice in Le dorat.