Born in 1872 in Palekh. Hereditary icon painter. Worked in icon painting workshop.GN M.Safonova master licznika. Then worked in the icon workshop in Moscow, painted the walls of churches (in the village of Kora Aleksndrovich district of the Vladimir province (1904), in the village of Bereznyaki vyaznikovskogo County). In 1905 he participated in the revolutionary events in Moscow. Participant in the civil war. After suffering a fever was komisova and returned to Palekh. Worked as a night watchman, was Chairman of the Committee of the poor, went to surrounding villages and had been drawing pencil portraits and writing poems. From 1924 he worked together with Ivan Golikov, he lived in his house. Died in 1928, buried in Palekh.
Themes of works: folklore, genre scenes, portraits. The work of A. E. Budenkova stored in the State Museum of Palekh art.