Soviet Ukrainian painter. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Was born on January 2, 1919 in the village. Smologovitsa Irshavsky district, Transcarpathian region. In 1952 he graduated from the Kiev Pedagogical Institute named after Gorky. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1969. Widely known Transcarpathian artist, educator, linguist. Honored Teacher of Ukraine. He was awarded with state awards: 2 orders and 6 medals. In 1947 he graduated from the professional courses of teachers of drawing and discourses J. Bokshay and A. Erdeli. Since 1949 – participant of numerous art exhibitions. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Uzhgorod in 1964, 1967, 1969. Master of colorful and exquisite landscapes performed in the classical traditions of Transcarpathian school of painting. Works are presented in many public and private collections of paintings in Ukraine and abroad.