Born in Vilno (Lithuania) 1869.
Studied at Vilno Drawing School 1888; at Imperial
ACADEMY OF ARTS 1891-93; in Paris; awarded rank "artist" 1897. Active
St.Petersburg/Petrograd/Leningrad. Member of SOCIETY OF RUSSIAN
COMRADESHIP OF ARTISTS (founder member); KUINDZHI SOCIETY 1910s; AKhRR
1923-28. Exhibited with Imperial ACADEMY OF ARTS; ITINERANTS 1916,
1918; AKhRR 1923-29.
Important shows include "Fifteen Years of the Workers' and Peasants'
Moscow 1933; "Twenty Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army",
1938. Well-known works include Down with the Eagle!
(1917; Museum of the
Revolution, St.Petersburg). Taught at Petrograd/Leningrad Arts and
Crafts Tekhnikum from
1922. Painted some of the earliest works inspired by the October 1917
revolution. Died in
(Matthew Cullerne Bown: Russian and Soviet Painters. Ilomar, London)
"Lenin and Stalin in Summer 1917", oil on canvas, 89 x 124 cm.
"In a Girls' School", oil on canvas, 100 x 86 cm.
"Lenin and Gorki", oil on wood, 37 x 40 cm.