Was born on 28 August (9 September) in 1897 in the village of Terekhovo vyaznikovskogo district of Vladimir province. Hereditary icon painter. Member of artel of ancient painting since 1933. Teacher - I. I. Golikov. Died at the front in 1941. Themes of works: folklore, genre scenes, battle and hunting. Participated in exhibitions since 1938. The work of A. V. Kosarev are stored in museums: gmpi, Umgeni, PIM.