He studied at the Mosk. VKhUTEMAS (1918-21). In 1919, he participated on the side of the red Army in the battles on the Eastern front. Many worked in the genre of the urban landscape ("Bakery", "city Lights", "House with columns", "forty times Forty", "Speaking stones," "New Moscow"). Participated in the activities of the society "Old Moscow". During the war years created a series of drawings "in Moscow November-December 1941". Author of the book. and articles about prominent cultural figures in Moscow.