Born in the village Poluevo Ivanovo region. In 1976-1981, he studied at the Palekh art school. In 1981-1989, he worked at the Palekh art-production workshops. Since 1995 teaches at the Palekh art school.
Themes of works: folklore, literature, genre scenes. The work of O. L. Golubev is stored in the State Museum of Palekh art.