Born in Yaroslavl in 1885.
In 1904-1907 studied under S.V. Noakovsky and S.I. Yaguzhinsky at the Stroganov School of Industrial Design, dropped out and engaged in self-training.
From 1906 exhibited his works.
In 1923-1925 headed the Proletcult painting studio in Moscow.
Between 1925 and 1929 taught at the Artists Training School of Yaroslavl and at the Pamyati 1905 goda art school of Moscow.
In 1934 joined the Moscow branch of the Artists Union (MOSKh).
In 1936-1938 taught at the Institute of Advanced Studies for Painters and Designers (Moscow).
Between 1938 and 1943 served a labour camp sentence in the Kemerovo Region on charges of 'anti-Soviet propaganda'.
Did paintings, graphic works and book illustrations.
Died in Moscow in 1947.