Painter, painted genre and history scenes, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Studied under I. I. Turansky in Perm (1918); at the Perm Free Art Studios (1919–1924) and VKhUTEIN in Petrograd / Leningrad (1924–1927). Post-graduate student at the Institute of Proletarian Fine Art (1933–1936). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1933). Member of the Union of Artists (1932). Candidate of Art Studies (1949). Doctor of Art Studies (1948). Professor (1949). Corresponding (1948) and full (1954) member of the USSR Academy of Arts. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1956), People’s Artist of the USSR (1969), State Prize winner (1948, 1950).