Born in Kiev (Ukraine)/ Studied at Moscow College of Paintinig, Sculpture and Architecture until 1901; with I.E. Repin; in Paris 1898-99. Active in Moscow. Exhibited with Itinerants 1897-1905. Important shows include ‘Industry of Socialism’ , Moscow , 1939. Specialized in everyday-live genre pictures; later – thematic pictures. Also a graphic artist.