Thesis in the CVC (workshop of I. E. Grabar) - "memorial to the heroes of the Baltic fleet" (painting of the tomb), the estimation is excellent. The training took place at the faculty of painting, awarded the title of artist of painting.
(1919, Saratov province).
Member of the Academy of Arts (since 1966), people's artist of the USSR 1976).
Twice winner of the State prize of the USSR (1951, 1977), Laureate of the Lenin prize (1984), laureate of the State prize of the RSFSR. Repin. In the childhood was engaged in art Studio from K. S. Petrov-Vodkin studied at the architectural faculty of the Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture Academy of fine Arts, G. I. Kotov and A. S. Nikol'skii, L. V. Rudnev. He was influenced by I. E. Grabar. Worked on monumental works, created a portrait of Lenin curtain for the Kremlin Palace of congresses, mosaics and wall-paintings of the Leningrad youth theatre, participated in creating the mosaics and frescoes of the underground and public buildings of Leningrad. In 1974-1979, visited Spain, the result of the trip was the triptych "Spain", which in 1982 the artist was awarded the gold medal of the USSR Academy of Arts. Works of the artist are in the Tretyakov gallery, the Russian Museum, in all the major museums of the country.