Born in Vitebsk (Russian Empire, today the Republic of Belarus).
He studied at the Vitebsk Folk Art School . He studied in the studio of Marc Chagall, then moved on to Vera Ermolaeva and Kazimir Malevich. Participated in the 1st state exhibition of paintings by local and Moscow artists in Vitebsk. Became a member of UNOVIS .
Died in Moscow.