Born in St. Petersburg Nov 4th 1899.
Studied at the Ranson Academy in Paris with Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard from 1919 to 1925.
He moved to the U.S. in 1940 and took up U.S. citizenship to become decorator of the Opera Ballet. He has been living in Rome since 1958.
Trompe l'oeil painter, in 1951 he made for Venini & Co. A series of objects inspired by architectural themes.
Picture credits: http://www.matta-art.com