Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.
Born in an Orthodox Jewish family. Since 1901 he studied painting at painter Gorbunov. After participating in the revolutionary movement, travel to Turkestan and travels in the Volga region was in School society for the encouragement of arts in St. Petersburg (not finished).
Since 1913 has participated in art exhibitions. In 1922 he held a solo exhibition in the theater-Studio "Habima" in Moscow. Participated in exhibitions of the "United arts" (OBIS), "society of artists of the Moscow school" (1925), "world graphics" (Leipzig, 1927).
He painted portraits, did miniatures on glass, doing covers for publications of the people's Commissariat, headed poster workshop, designed the magazine "Culture and revolution," illustrated the works of Isaac Babel, he created sketches for the film "Love and hate" (dir. A. Gendelshteyn), as well as projects of industrial design exhibitions. Since the late 1940s worked as a sculptor. He founded the Art Studio im. M. A. Vrubel and taught in it. Was friends with the brothers S. D. And L. S. Vygotsky. The famous psychologist and critic of L. S. Vygotsky dedicated his book "A. Bykhovsky. Graphics" (1926).
The legacy of A. Y. Bykhovsky stored in the Department of personal collections GMII im. A. S. Pushkin, where from 16 February to 13 March 2005, was a personal exhibition of the artist's works.The avant-garde of the 20's presented for sale.