He graduated from the course in Kronstadt technical school, sailed on military courts "Cruiser", "Vladimir Monomakh" and "Shooter". In 1885 he entered the Academy of Arts and worked under the leadership of L. F. Lagorio . For further improvement was in 1887, sent to Paris to AP Bogolyubov , also attended the Studio of F. Cormon. In 1890 he accompanied the Emperor, the then heir to the throne, on his journey to the East. In 1894 he left the service in the Navy and was appointed artist of the naval Ministry. Wrote a lot of paintings and watercolors depicting views of the sea, harbors and various parts of Russia and Siberia.
The seascape. He also worked as a landscape painter, is the author of architectural landscapes, types of ports, reproduced image of the ships of the Russian Navy. Born in the city of Kuznetsk, Penza province, Russia. He graduated from the Kronstadt nautical school, and for some time sailed on naval vessels. In 1885 he entered the St. Petersburg Academy of arts volnoprihodyaschim student. He studied under L. Lagorio, over time, to improve education was sent to Paris , where he studied in the Studio of A. Bogolyubov and the Academy F. Cormon. In 1890 – 1891 accompanied the Tsarevich Nikolai Alexandrovich in his journey to the East on the frigate "Memory of Azov". In 1894 he became an artist of the Naval Ministry of Russia. From 1886 he took an active part in the exhibitions AH and various associations of Russian artists (TPHV, MTLI, T-VA Russian watercolorists, etc.) Personal exhibitions were held in Paris (1896) and Moscow (1902, posthumous). Works are in state Russian Museum, state Tretyakov gallery, HMM Saratov, Omsk, Perm, Dnepropetrovsk, Lvov, and Tashkent.