He was born in the village of Verkhniy Baskunchak (now the village of Upper Baskunchak, Astrakhan region, Russia). Painter. Honored Artist of the USSR (1968). Member of SHU (1947). A participant in the Second World War. He graduated from the Stalingrad (now Volgograd, Russia) Art School (1938), Kharkiv Art Institute (1941) and Kyiv State Art Institute (1947). Teachers of the specialty: M. Samokish, K. Trokhimenko. He taught at the Kiev Institute, Vice-Rector (1966-1973), Professor (1969). Candidate of Art History (1954). Exhibitor since 1944. Awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and medals.