Painter. In 1918—20 studied at the State Free Painting Workshops in Moscow. The author of genre paintings and portraits of his contemporaries. In 1937 was awarded a large gold medal at the International exhibition in Paris for the paintings “Delegate” (1927) and “Chairman” (1927). Was member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia - the Association of Artists of Revolution (1924—30). Since 1931 – member of the Russian Association of Proletarian Artists. In 1929—1931 taught at the Higher Art and Technical Institution in Moscow, from 1934 to 1952 – at the Moscow State Art Institution named after V.I. Surikov. In 1940 became a professor. In 1949—52 – academician-secretary of the presidium of the Art Academy of the USSR. Honoured Artist of the USSR.