Alexander Tolstikov is a full member of the Russian Academy of Arts, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists, a member of the Professional Union of Artists of Russia.
In his work, Alexander is an adherent of the realistic manner of painting, his favorite genre is a portrait.
Alexander Tolstikov participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn (Estonia), Helsinki (Finland), Oklahoma City (USA), Busane (South Korea).