He was born in Kremenchuk in 1947. However, he and his parents moved in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1949, where he graduated from the secondary school, he studied in an art studio while studying. After there was the Ivano-Frankovsk Institute of Oil and Gas, and then work in Kiev since 1979. Like many he has childhood hobby – painting. Icon painting became a great amateur hobby of his life.