- one of the most prominent artists of Leningrad school
- Member of Leningrad Union of Artists
Alexander Vedernikov was born in the town of Gorodets, Nizhni Novgorod gubernia (Russia) in 1898. In 1921–1923 he studied under A. Kuprin and A. Fonvizin at an Art School of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia) and in 1924–1927 under I. Braz and A. Karev at VKhUTEIN of Leningrad. In 1927 he quit studies, and it was not until 1954 that he defended his graduation paper at the graphic arts faculty of the Repin Institute of Painting, Modelling and Architecture (Leningrad). From 1928 Vedernikov contributed his works to exhibitions, and that same year he joined the Artists Circle association. In the 1930s he did Leningrad cityscapes and from 1939 worked at the experimental workshop of the Leningrad Organisation of the Soviet Artists Union (LOSSKh), exploring the potential of colour printing, and devised his own printing system.
In 1945 Vedernikov made sketches of Russian architectural landmarks of Pskov, Tsarskoye Selo and Pulkovo, ruined during the war. That same year he held his solo show in Leningrad. In the 1950s through the 1970s he did a lot of large-size lithographs of landscapes, interiors and still lifes. He died in 1975. Vedernikov’s works are kept at the State Tretiakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (Petersburg) and many other museums and private collections.