Studied at the Moscow College of painting and sculpture (1851-1863) under N.A. Ramazanov.
Lived and worked in Tiflis from 1864. One of the active members-founders of the Caucasian society for fine arts encouragement. Taught at the Tiflis Art School, participated in its establishment. Received a gold medal at Moscow exhibition in 1872, which was devoted to the 200th anniversary of Peter I birth. Worked mainly in the field of sculptural genre, using mostly molded wax and clay; molded several portraits statues (portrait of Armenian publicist G. Artsruni, portrait of The Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich with General Melikov, portrait of General I. I. Vorontsov-Dashkov etc.), as well as a series of ethnographic portrait compositions.
Created a model of the monument to Mikhail Lermontov in 1872. Performed a monument to A. S. Pushkin for Tiflis following the model of I. P. Vitali.