Painter and graphic artist, animal painter. Was born in Sumy city. In 1891 and 1894 he studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of arts under B. Villevalde. From 1891 he was fond of rifle and hound hunting, which later became the main theme of his many paintings and graphic works. In 1900 — 1915 exhibited work at exhibitions in Petersburg and Moscow. Was involved in design of children’s books. Reproductions of works have been regularly published in the magazines "Niva", "homeland", "Spark". From 1928 he lived in Orenburg, he painted military subjects. Participated in exhibitions AChRs (1930, 1932). In 1936 work was exhibited at the exhibition of Kazakh art in Moscow. Represented in museums in Irkutsk, Orenburg and numerous private collections.