He studied at the Bogolyubov drawing school in Saratov (1897-1900) V. V. Konovalov, St. Petersburg Academy of arts (1901-1908) JF Tsionglinskogo, I. E. Repin, D. N. Kardovsky.
Pensioner of the Academy of arts in Italy (1909-1911). 1918 - Professor. Participant of exhibitions: the New society of artists (1906, 1907, 1910), Union of Russian artists (1910, 1911), "World of art" (1917), "4 art", foreign. He taught at the State free art studios in Saratov, at the Academy of fine arts (St. Petersburg) in 1922.
The life of Alexander Ivanovich Savinov was inextricably linked to Saratov - he was born here, worked for a long time. Therefore the most part of works, connected with the Saratov. Basically, this is the picture of 1900 years - the period of formation Savinova as the original artist.
During the Civil war he lived and worked in Saratov, and in 1922 she holds the position of Professor at the Petrograd VKhUTEMAS (Higher artistic and technical workshops). In the paintings of A. I. Savinov, bright color scheme, traced the traditions of old Russian painting.
The great Patriotic war and the siege of Leningrad was interrupted initiated and conceived by A. I. Savinov died in a hospital in the besieged city.
(1881, Saratov – 1942, Leningrad)
Russian Soviet painter and teacher. The father honored artist of the RSFSR G. A. Savinov.
With по1900 1897, he studied at the Bogolyubov drawing school in Saratov
V. V. Konovalova, and then, in 1901, 1908, in St. Petersburg Academy of arts
with J. F. Tsionglinskogo, I. E. Repin, D. N. Kardovsky. As a pensioner of the Academy in 1909 – 1911 he lived and worked in France, Greece, Italy.
Exhibit began as a student of the 4th course, in 1904 – 1905 years. Participated
in the exhibitions of the New society of artists (1906, 1907, 1910), Union of Russian artists (1910, 1911), Association "World of art" (1917), "4 art", as well as abroad.
In 1913 and 1915 he painted the Church of the merciful Saviour (Natalyevsk Church, architect A. Shchusev, sculptor S. T. Konenkov) in Kharkiv on the estate of millionaire sugar magnate Paul Kharitonenko, entering into the composition of the rare Russian temple painting "animal" motif. The mural, created in a special technique silicate painting was not preserved because in Soviet times the Church was used as the billiard room, the library, the boiler room.
After the October revolution, "urabotat your character to become an era" (A. Ivanov, oft repeated, Savinov), became the "red Professor" (1918), he taught at the State free art studios in Saratov, 1922 at the Academy of arts in Petrograd. Early in the war produced to evacuate the paintings of Rembrandt from the collection of the State Hermitage.
Latest painting – "Life in Saratov ravines on the eve of the October revolution," remained unfinished. Works Savinov are in Saratov UM, in many private collections in Russia and abroad.