Aleksandr Vladimirovich Kotyshov was born in 1954 in
Chuchkovo settlement of Riazanskaia region. In 1975 he finished Riazan art college and in
1980 - Moscow Highest Industrial-art college (former Stroganovskoie), department of art
ceramics. From 1980 he has lived and worked in Ekaterinburg. From 1981 he has been a
participant of city, regional, zonal, republican and international exhibitions. A
member of Artists' Union of Russia from 1993 year. His works are in museums and private
collections of Russia.