Engraver, lithographer; Director, actor. In 1903 graduated from the Central school of technical drawing in Saint-Petersburg and up to 1917 he worked in various lithographic workshops of Petrograd, soon becoming a lithographer high class. In 1921 P. A. Shillingovsky invited him to collaborate on an album of prints with views of St. Petersburg, published in the same year, a small number. Inscribed copy with a dedicatory inscription Shillingovsky Shalygino until 1991, was kept in the family of the artist (now Museum). In 1923-1926 he worked at the Academy of fine Arts instructor of printing Department. Most of the works (about 40) died during the Leningrad blockade. In 1919 he worked as a Director at the co-op "Forward", where he staged a number of productions, including "dark days" of the A. N. Ostrovsky "The Marriage" N. In.Gogol. In the same year he participated in the creation of the play "Mystery-bouffe" by V. Mayakovsky at the Mariinsky theatre, in 1920-ies. played in the productions of K. A. and A. A. Mardanova Mgebrov in the First working revolutionary heroic theatre.