Soviet Russian artist, painter, graphic artist, member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists, representative of the Leningrad school of painting. Honored Artist of Russia. He was born on March 17, 1932 (according to documents May 5, 1933) in the Orel region, Livensky district, in the village Ekaterinovka. He was born into the family of Maxim Mikhailovich Akimov and Fyokla Pavlovna Shalygina. They had seven children, three died as children. In 1940, at the age of eight Alexei went to school, but in 1941 he was sent to the occupation of the orphanage #5 in the Kuibyshev region, Kamyshinsky district, the village Ermakovo. After the war he returned home. After school he entered the Orlovsky Art College in the town of Elets. He did not finish school, went to live and work in the Donbass in Enakievo. He was employed as an artist at Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works. In 1951, was called up for service in the Air Defence of Vladivostok, where he served 4 years and 6 months. In 1955, I returned to Donbass. In 1962, he came to Leningrad. Was a free listener of the evening drawing classes at the Institute named after Repin. Repin Institute. Also studied at the studio in the Kirov Palace of Culture. Graduated from 4 evening classes at the Institute. Graduated from the Repin Institute. Worked at the Institute SoyuzProjectVerf in the department of industrial aesthetics, artist and architect. Since the mid-1970s participated in exhibitions of Leningrad artists. In 2003 Akimov was accepted as a member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. Akimov Alexey works in different genres of painting: portrait, landscape, still life, composition. He studied at the course of painting with People's Artist of the USSR, professor of the Academy of Arts Moiseyev Evseevich. His works are in private collections in different countries: Germany, USA, Japan, Russia, Finland, Serbia.