Ukrainian Soviet painter. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Born January 23, 1915 in the village of Second Ukrainians (Orenburg region). He graduated from the Kharkov Art Institute in 1948. Teachers by specialty – M. Kozik, S. Prokhorov, V. Savin, M. Samokish, S. Besedin. Member of the Great Patriotic War. He worked in the field of easel and monumental and decorative painting. Major works: “Lieutenant Ermolaev’s feat” (1945); “Verkhovinka”, “The Milkmaid” (1957); “Dawn. VI Lenin and FE Dzerzhinsky “(1959 – 1960); “In revolutionary Russia” (1967), “Autumn still life” (1986) and others. Participated in exhibitions: republican since 1957, foreign since 1969. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star and medals. His works are kept in many state and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.