A native Muscovite and descendant of a noble family, Alexander Pervukhin’s creative life was bright and eventful, matching the historical epoch in which he was destined to live. He had two higher degrees – he graduated both from Moscow State University and from the VKHUTEMAS art school (Higher Art and Technical Studios). Pervukhin was equally successful as a set designer in the theatre, as a designer, a monumentalist, and a painter. However, by the end of his life many of his achievements had been undeservedly forgotten. Pervukhin participated in creating designs for the Tretyakov Gallery on Lavrushinsky lane and the Vasily Polenov Memorial Historical-Art and Nature Museum-Reserve; together with Pyotr Konchalovsky he founded the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve, where he installed the inaugural exhibition.