In 1876 and 1878 he studied at the Drawing school of the society, from which he graduated with honors in 1878 – 1881, in St. Petersburg Academy of arts. He took lessons from I. Shishkin, I. Kramskoy. In 1880, for the painting "Morning in the swamp" won the second prize OPKh, later the work was acquired by P. Tretyakov. Participated in the paintings of Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. In 1892 and 1920 he taught at Kyiv drawing school N. Murashko. The Exhibitor of the exhibitions of the society, TPHV (was a member of the 16-year exhibitions), St. Petersburg Academy of arts as well as exhibitions in Berlin, London, Venice.