He graduated from the School of painting in Paris (1908). In 1910-1915 theatrical set designer. 1915 — artist and filmmaker dpi "Dmitry Kharitonov" (as an artist — mainly in the films of M. Bonch-Tomashevsky), ASC. companies "by A. Drankov" (Director and artist), MT/D "R. Persian" and other film companies. One of the active organizers of the Ukrainian kinofotoinstituta. In 1919 the production Manager and the Director of "Ukrainian cinema Committee" (Kiev). In 1920 kinosektsii Director of the political Department of the Baltic fleet, then — Director of various studios of the country.