Painter, portraitist. Son of a mining master, who sent him to St Petersburg (1714). Apprentice of the Ministry of Construction (1727), painting master (1739), ensign (1742), captain (1742), collegiate assessor (1743), court councillor (i752).Headeda team of painters from the Ministry of Construction, decorated the Grand Palace in Peterhof, Summer Palace and Winter Palace in St Petersburg and palaces in Moscow and Kiev (from 1739). Painted icons for churches in St Petersburg. Restored icons and oil paintings.