Anchipolovsky lived in Moscow since he was 5. In 1951 he graduated from Faculty of Editorial and publishing of Moscow Polygraphic Institute.
In 1952-1958 Anchipolovsky was an editor of the Voronezh book publisher, and in 1958-1974 – an editor of the department of criticism and bibliography of the magazine Pod’yom. He was a Head of the professorial chair of Humanitarian and Socio-Economic Disciplines in Voronezh State Institute of Art, which in 1974 became Voronezh State Academy of Art. For many years, he directed a section of theater critics at the regional branch of the All-Russian Theatrical Community / Union of Theatrical personalities. His works became published since 1953.
People of Russian Theater1983
The Times of Maksim Gorky1993
Voronezh Legend. Revenue Theatre of Voronezh State University (1960-1980s)2005
Mikhail Bychkov Theater2002
On the youth scene: Essays on the history of the Voronezh Theater for youth Audience2008
He was a member of the All-Russian Theatrical Community (Union of Theatrical personalities) (1965), a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR (1970).