Was adopted by the pupils of the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1800, and studied there under the closest supervision of Professor V. Shebuev . After graduating from her course in 1809 with a small gold medal received for the painting "Andromache mourns its fallen in battle husband, Hector", and the title of the artist XIV class, was left at the Academy as a pensioner for further improvement, but then the following year, not having received the big gold medal, dismissed from pensioners. Subsequently, after leaving the oil paint, do watercolors and has reached great perfection. Especially appreciated his watercolor portraits, remarkable for the resemblance, lovely drawing and pleasantness of colors. In 1839, he was awarded the title of academician. He was married to the sister of the famous Karl Briullov . Recent time spent in Moscow.