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Alexander
Filippovich Burak

Russia 
1921−1997
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From 1946 he lived and worked in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk). Member of the Union of artists of the USSR (1948), Honored artist of the RSFSR (1964). He headed the Department of drawing, painting and sculpture Sverdlov-ray architectural Institute (1968-1989). Worked mainly in landscape and social genres. Pro-extermination stored in the State Tretyakov gallery, Ekaterinburg Museum of fine arts, other museums and private collections.

Gomati, T. P. Burak Alexandr Filippovich / Etc., Sumati // Yekaterinburg : encyclopedia. — Ekaterinburg, 2002. — P.69.

Burak Alexandr Filippovich // Calendar of memorable dates. Sverdlovsk oblast, 2001 / Sverdl. . Univers. scientific. b-ka im. V. G. Belinsky. — Ekaterinburg, 2000. — . 62. — [Text birth date 10. 06. 1921].

Alexander Burak : Painting : [booklet] / Sverdl. org. Union art. RSFSR ; introd. article V. Cherepova. — Sverdlovsk, 1984. — 16 S. : ill.

Born in 1921 in the village Efremovka in Siberia.

Studied at the architectural faculty of the Siberian Institute of construction. V. V. Kuibyshev (Novosibirsk) parallel to working as a cartoonist on the new Siberian Studio of popular science films. In 1944 A. Burak was appointed chief artist of color the documentary "Pristine Ural" and was sent to work in Sverdlovsk. This film was dedicated to the wealth of the Ural mountains, their origin, their legendary past and a great future. In the Urals A. Burak met with I. K. Slusarev, V. S. Synonym and other well-known Sverdlovsk artists. Experienced landscape became his first teachers in painting from nature. Movie "Untouched Ural" was not removed, but after nearly 10 years A. Burak wrote the epic canvas of the same title.

He moved in 1946 in Sverdlovsk, A. Burak worked in the design Institute, but all the free time to devote to painting, sketches.

The first great landscape painter "In the southern Urals" was warmly welcomed and the Urals, and Moscow. In the framework of the all-Union exhibition of 1951, the work was exhibited in the State Tretyakov gallery. In the same year, A. Burak became a member of the Union of artists, deciding to devote himself entirely to painting, even architecture. Accurate workmanship, extreme attention to detail and the ability to see the overall picture – these are the features the artist had inherited from Burak architect.

The artist was extremely inquisitive in all things: creating a series of "Industrial Urals", he delved into production processes, studied technology. Working on Ural landscapes, he seemed to dissolve in the majestic nature, merged with it together, and it was confidentially revealed to him the secrets of a unique combination of colors.

In 50-60-ies the artist created a series of epic, lyric and industrial landscapes, praised by critics and purchased the highest connoisseurs of landscape painting. 50 years of the A. Burak became widely known as a master of genre painting. Special recognition was given to his painting "the son for help." Written in the best traditions of Russian realistic painting, she raised the importance of genre in the period when there has been some decline. It Burak proved himself as a subtle psychologist.

For landscapes A. Burak characteristically thematic and narrative diversity: it is a broad panorama of not-yet-lived-in the Urals ("Ural Intact"), a lyrical, intimate corners of nature ("Silence", 1956), the landscape of the Ural villages ("the Lights of the Ural collective farm", 1955), large-scale industrial types. They are distinguished by plot and narrative, the pictorial construction.

A. Burak is a real "singer of the Urals". Perhaps he was one of those painters, have dreamed of D. N. Mamin-Siberian: "the Ural is still awaiting the artist who will reproduce on the canvas in its original, full of distinctive charm and the harsh poetry of beauty."

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