Alex Smirnoff was born in London. He studied graphics at West sussex College of Design and then worked as an illustrator in London.
He moved to St Just in Penwith in 1987, after making a number of trips to visit previously. The ancient sites and stones and the folklore attached to them intrigues him, and there are various ways in which his self-expression feeds from them. He makes sculpture, he paints and he creates installations, as well as making music.
His work has been shown at Rainyday Gallery, Penzance.
Painter, sculptor, installation-creator, musician
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Brittain, Sarah and Cook, Simon (2001) Behind the Canvas, 40 Artists working in West Cornwall (illustrations);