Born in Alapayevsk, Sverdlovsk Region, in 1939.
From 1957 to 1962 studied at the All-Union Institute of Cinematography, majoring in cinema history.
Had no formal training in arts.
Took up painting in 1959.
From 1962 contributed his works to non-conformist art exhibitions.
Did paintings and graphic works.
Died in Moscow in 1989.