Pavel Ilyich Vitman studied at the faculty of Mechanization and Electrification of Kiev Agricultural Academy one year, since 1937 at the Literature Faculty of Kiev University.
Pavel Vitman worked on national history and patriotism cycles "Tatarskaya step". Vitman’s works were published in magazines "Znamya", "Raduga" (Kiev), almanac "Poeziya", on the pages of Moscow book of poems "Imena na poverke" after the Great Patriotic War.
Pavel Ilyich Vitman was married to Z.N. Sagalovich. Widow of the poet visited Voronezh twice (in 1973 and 1990).