Born in 1957 in the city of Kolomna.
In 1986 graduated from the all-Union people's University of Arts.
Since 1987, Alexander Smirnov works as a professional artist, has participated in group exhibitions in Russia and abroad (England, Canada, France, South Korea, China, Germany) and holds a number of solo exhibitions.
Since 2001, Alexander Smirnov is a Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
Works are in private collections and galleries of Russia, Holland, France, England, Germany, USA, Canada and other countries abroad.