Studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1857–1859), at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1860–1867). Contributed to Mikhail Mikeshin’s Millennium of Russia monument in Novgorod (1860–1862). Fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Italy (1868–1874). Academician for First Love and Game of Blind Man’s Buff (1873). Awarded a gold medal “for expression” for Peasant in Trouble. Won gold medals at the International Exhibitions in Vienna (1873) and Paris (1878).