Painter, graphic artist, and art historian. Born in Riga, lived and worked in Moscow. Went to school sh holloshi in Munich (1912-1918). Participant of exhibitions since 1922 member of the Association of AHRR (1926-1929).
One of the organizers of the art Department at the Tomsk Museum of local lore. Author of books and articles on West-European, Russian and Soviet art.