Cartoonist, illustrator, stage designer
Was born on April 11, 1891, in Kronstadt.
The son of a naval officer. He studied drawing and painting in private studios in St. Petersburg. Collaborated in satirical magazines “The New Satyricon”, “Projector”, “Buzotor”, “Chudak”, “Ogonyok”, etc. Led the creation of the Petrograd “Window ROSTA” (1920), participated in the decoration of Petrograd for the revolutionary holidays. Illustrated the works of V. Mayakovsky, Y. Olesha, A. Green, J. Gaschek, V. Hugo. Since the 1930s worked mainly as a theater artist. He designed more than 30 performances in theaters of Moscow and Leningrad, some in collaboration with M. Knorre.
The main artist of the Moscow Theater.
Taught at the Moscow Higher Art and Industrial School.
Had personal exhibition in Moscow in 1963.
Illustrator of the five-volume series “Russian costume. 1750-1917 “(M. 1960-1972).
The author of the book “Artist and Theater” (co-authored with E. P. Frese, published in 1975).
Died on July 17, 1967 in the village Snegiri, Moscow region.