Savva was born in the village of Mstera within the Vladimir Region.
In 1959 he graduated from Moscow Art College named in memory of the year 1905.
In 1965 Savva graduated from Surikov Moscow State Art Institute.
He has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1971.
He has taken part in regional, district and Moscow exhibitions.
His artworks can be found in museums and many private collections.