Aizenstadt was an influential Soviet sculptor . He was born in Kletsk and before finding his artistic vocation had a troubled youth. He served in the Tsar's army, but was jailed for desertion. Following this experience he roamed around Poland, where the Polish army arrested him during the Polish-Soviet War. In 1926, when he was in his thirties, Meer enrolled at Vkhutemas, the leading Moscow art school and a centre for avant-gar de art. He worked in different genres, but many of his works, including those owned by the Tretyakov Gallery and the Museum of the Revolution, have been lost.