Worked in the field of landscape, was engaged in etching. The eldest of the children Makovsky, famous Moscow art lovers, one of the founders of the Moscow school of painting, sister and student of Constantine, Vladimir and Nikolai Makovsky. The artist's painting "In the outskirts of Petersburg" has acquired for his collection of P. Tretyakov. Lived and worked in St. Petersburg. Works are in state Tretyakov gallery, the Chelyabinsk regional art gallery, Pereslavl-Zalessky historical, architectural and art Museum-reserve.