Alexander Pavlenko was born 1963 in Ryazan, Russia. In Moskow, he studied history, art and animation. There, he worked for A. Tatarsky at the animation studio Pilot and provided the artwork for Sci-Fi and adventure novels.
Since 1992, he lives and works in Germany. Always following his passion for history, literature, and art, he illustrated the works of Pushkin, Georges Batailles, de Sade, Oscar Wilde and many more. His collaborations include Éditions Denoël, the State Russian Museum, Edition Faust, and Éditions Gallimard. His specialist articles were published by OM, Harpers Bazaar, Premier and Птюч.