Alexander Filippovich Burak (born in 1921 – died in 1997)
Honored artist of Russia.
One of the most famous Urals painters of the soviet period, master of industrial and lyric landscape. His epic paintings “Natural Ural”, “Stone belt”, “Ural…Ural…” are reasonably compared by importance with the art of A.K. Denisov-Uralskiy, legendary Urals painter and jeweler, and D.N. Mamin-Sibiryak, known Urals writer, whose creative works always were full of love and admiration of native edge. Alexander Burak graduated from the architecture faculty of Novosibirsk Institute of Civil engineering (1938-1943), at the same time he studied painting under the tutelage of I.K. Slusarev. He was the Honored artist of Russia (from 1964), professor. He headed the Department of drawing, painting and sculpture of the Sverdlovsk architectural Institute (1968-1989). The constant participant of art exhibitions in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, all over Russia and abroad. His paintings are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, other Moscow and regional museums in Russia, in private collections.
Literature about artist:
A. Burak. “The Urals…Urals…” Paintings. // Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2004.