[R. 1(13).6.1891, s. Nikolaevka Kursk province, now Sumy oblast of the Ukrainian SSR], a Soviet art historian, knowed and bibliophile, a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946), honored artist of the RSFSR (1947). He studied at Moscow University (1909-13). He taught at Moscow state University (1916-31 and 1942-50; Professor, 1925), the Moscow polygraphic Institute (1938-64). Worked at the Museum of fine arts. A. Sidorov Alexey Pushkin (1916-21 and 1927-36). Works Sidorov Aleksey Alekseevich cover a wide range of problems of culture and art. Basic research Sidorov Alexey devoted to drawing, art books and bibliology. Brought the gift of the government gathered a large collection of drawings by Russian and foreign artists. Awarded the order of Lenin, 2 other orders and medals.
Vol.: Russian graphics over the years of the revolution. 1917-1922], Moscow, 1923; old master Drawings. Technique. Theory. Story, M. — L., 1940; History of decoration of Russian books, Moscow — Leningrad, 1946; 2nd ed., Moscow, 1964; drawing old Russian masters, Moscow, 1956; drawing Russian masters (2-I floor. The nineteenth century), Moscow, 1960; Russian chart XX century, Moscow, 1969; Book and life. SB. bibliological works, Moscow, 1972.
Lit.: A. A. Sidorov, 2nd ed., M., 1974. (Mat-ly to the bibliography of scientists of the USSR. Series of art, V. 3).