An original artist with Ukranian roots. In 1943 his family moved to the Urals. In 1953 he studied in Kamensk-Uralskiy trade school and worked in Verh-Issetskiy factory. In 1964 he graduated from the evening art school of P.P. Khozhatalev. He is a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR since 1989. An active participant in many exhibitions.