Attended MIPSA (1896-1901), and SPAA under Frants Rubo (1907-1910). Travelled in Europe (Paris, Munich, Vienna, Berlin, and Rome). 1897 onwards participated in exhibitions. With Ivan Miasoedov and Vsevolod Maksymovych member of nudist and body-building group in Poltava. Co-founder of, and professor at, USAA in Kyiv in 1917. Contributed to the 1928 Venice Biennale. Professor at Kyiv and Kharkiv Art Institutes (1930s). Member of AKhChU.