Painter, teacher, genre artist. Studied under Vasily Perov and Illarion Pryanishnikov at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (from 1873). Contributed to the exhibitions of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions and the Moscow Society of Lovers of the Arts (from 1883). Member of the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions (from 1891), Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1922-26) and the Unification of Realist Artists (from 1927). Visited Finland (1906), Norway, Sweden, Italy and Turkey (1908-10) and Britain (1924). Academician (1898), full member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1903). Taught at the School of Lithography, Pavel Sytin Publishing House (1882-1917) and the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1894-1918). People''s Artist of the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (1923). Lived in Moscow.