Born in 1899 in Azanovo-black sea region, in the family of a hereditary Zaporozhye Cossack. Finished Tuapse real school. According to the guidance of academician of painting of the Imperial Academy of arts A. A. Kiselev entered the St. Petersburg art-industrial school of Baron Stieglitz. During the Civil war he was a soldier of the Taman division, under the command of Kutuka. After the revolution, he entered the St. Petersburg Academy of arts, the faculty of architecture. In the pre-war Stalingrad has managed the design and development of plans for the construction of the main hubs of the city. During the great Patriotic war he headed the office for the masking of objects, plants and warehouses of the people's Commissariat of ammunition.