Born in the village of Kalinin in Luhansk region. He graduated from the Donetsk people's Studio of art, where he studied at V. Tolochko and F. Zakharov. A member of the CFS since 1985, honored artist of Ukraine since 1996.
Born in the village of Kalinovo, Lugansk region. In 1975 he graduated from Donetsk national Studio of the fine arts, where he studied with V. Tolochko and F. Zakharov. The participant of Republican, all-Union and international exhibitions since 1979. The member of Union of artists since 1985, honored artist of Ukraine since 1996. In 1979 – 2003 held 16 solo exhibitions in Donetsk, Kyiv, Yalta, Taganrog and Gliwice (Poland). Lives and works in Donetsk. Author of thematic canvases, landscapes and still lifes. HMM is presented in Ukraine and Russia, in particular in the state Tretyakov gallery. Works are also in private collections in Canada, Poland, Holland, USA (meeting Clinton).