Cartoonist, illustrator, poster artist, painter, poet, teacher
Was born in Moscow.
He graduated from Moscow School of Fine arts and Architecture in 1900 and later on 1905 from the Central School of Technical Drawing in Saint Petersburg. Afterwards he continued his education in Stainlen`s studio in Paris.
He contributed to the magazines Satirikon (1908-1935) and Novy Satirikon (1913-1918). In 1919 he was issuing children magazine Galchonok, founded an art pub Petrushka, which he decorated himself. From 1934 to 1935 he had been working in an experimental cartoon studio under the direction of V.F. Smirnoiv, later he worked at Mosfilm as a director and scenographer. Collaborated with Soyuzmultfilm. From 1933 to 1934 he was a teacher at the cartoon courses at the House of Publishing in Moscow. He is the teacher of the most Smirnov`s Studio students.