B. in 1923 in D. Sloboda, Smolensk region.In 1949 he graduated from Moscow art College named.Kalinina.In 1956 graduated from the Moscow polygraphic Institute.
Honored artist of Russia. Stood at the origins of the Ryazan art College and for 34 years taught in it. Soldier, veteran of the great Patriotic war, in spite of the loss of the right hand, a real professional, impeccably owned a brush and taught students.
After the war, in 1949 he graduated from Moscow art College named after Kalinin, and then the Moscow printing Institute and worked in different cities. But as soon as I heard that there is a vacant place in Ryazan, moved here.
Alexey Kozlov in his life wrote a lot of paintings. "So many of them that I already lost count, and the number of sketches do not count" – said the artist.
The portraits in his performance differ in the imagery, an attempt to penetrate into the inner world of man, to share with the audience their attitude. Warm, indescribable atmosphere felt in the still lifes. But the most favorite genre of Alexey Afanasyevich landscape.