He studied at the Moscow school of painting and sculpture at S. K. Zaryanko, then at the Imperial Academy of arts (1848-1854) at A. T. Markov. In 1858 he received the title of academician of portraiture. Participant of academic exhibitions.
Wealth was never a measure of talent in the history of art. Examples even Svertilov in painting, dying in poverty, that's enough. Vertaleta Leonid Florianovich, Jodaiko was not. He was a true master at painting portraits and image former for some time a popular women's heads. Died the same artist after a prolonged illness in extreme poverty. Her Majesty the destiny has disposed so against L. F. Jodaiko. Even though she was to him and supportive. Budding portraitist course was held at the Academy of fine arts (1846-1854) under the supervision of the Professor of A. T. Markov. In 1857, recognized as "designated". In 1858, for the painting "girl washing itself" L. F. Godaiko was awarded the title of academician of portraiture. From mid 1850-ies he participated in the annual academic exhibitions. His work ("Female head", 1865; "Portrait of G. Furugelm", 1868; "Two studies of female heads", 1872; "Portrait of the artist", 1876; "Portrait of Mrs. Kulikova", 1877) bring the artist fame. Unfortunately, the disease deprives the artist's ability to work, and then takes to another world. The charm of bygone creations, L. F., Jodaiko, perhaps, he brightened the last days.