He studied at the Academy of fine arts (c 1850 to 1863) together with I. N. And Kramskoy, K. E. Makovsky. Received medals: in 1855 - 2 silver; in 1856 - 2 silver; in 1857 two 2 silver; in 1858, 1 silver. In 1863 the title of the artist in painting historical right to the rank of class XIV.
It software job in the Academy "the ferryman who takes the souls of the dead across the river Styx" (1863), along with several others, kept in the Nizhny Novgorod state art Museum. In Nizhny Novgorod, he taught drawing at the Mariinsky Institute of noble maidens and the free Sunday classes, the Society of arts. A member of the First Nizhny Novgorod art exhibition in 1886, and other exhibitions, he participated in the organization of the Nizhny Novgorod art and history Museum.