Honored. artist of the KAZ.SSR (1944). He graduated from hood. Uch-school in Vilna (1915). From the 1920s he worked mainly as an artist in the t-RAH of Leningrad (BDT, Leningrad. Small t-R of Opera and ballet, etc.). In the late. 1930s – early 1940s he lived and worked in Kazakhstan, in 1944 he returned to Leningrad. From the 1930s known as the artist and film Director, Director of the hood. K.-f. "Journey to Arzrum" (1936), "Amangeldy" (1938).