He was born in Zagreb, the son of the prominent writer August Šenoa. After graduating law and philosophy in Zagreb, he received his PhD in art history in 1912. He attended school of painting by Oton Iveković and a course in graphic design by Menci Clement Crnčić.
He served as the director of the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, and held several positions related to cultural heritage and art. He was a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts. He died, aged 60, in Zagreb.