He was born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1960. He finished Theatre College in Nizhny Novgorod.
He finished Saint-Petersburg State Academic Institute of painting sculpture and architecture named by Repin (the workshop of Reihet). The Member of the Union of Russian Artists since 1997. The participant of exhibitions in Paris, London, Shanghai, Hamburg, Leon, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg.
Andrey Smirnov is the Member of the Union of Russian Artists, one of the most familiar and excellent painters in Russia.
In 2015 at the end of collective exhibition “Tenth Muse” in the National Museum of Baden – Baden conducted by the support of Russian – Austrian cultural fund, the Museum’s Direction asked to present the artist’s painting as a gift for the museum’s collection.