Painter, graphic artist. In the 1920s he studied at VKhUTEMAS (the Higher State Art-Technical Studios) in Moscow and was an active worker for Jewish periodicals and publishers. In the 1930s he travelled through Jewish kolkhozes in Ukraine, the Crimea and Birobidzhan. He completed a series of works including "Talmud scholars", "Wedding dance", and "In the synagogue". He achieved wide fame as an illustrator of the works of Jewish writers and poets such as Sholom Aleichem, P. Markish, Isaac Babel, I.-L. Peretz and Mendele Moikher-Sforim.