1915-1921 refugee living in temporary settlement, Samara Guberiya. 1921 returned to Western Belarusian and worked in forestry. 192426 in Polish Army.
Since 1926 underground Party worker. Secretary, underground rayon comt., Communist Party Western Belarusian. Later instructor, Central Committee, Communist Party Western Belarusian, Pinsk Okrug.
Was frequently arrested and spent 11 years in Polish prisons. 1941-1943 helped organize partisan movement. 1943-1945 Chief, Art Board, Council of Popular Commissariat of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1937 convocation.