Alexander Burak was one of the most renowned Ural painters of the middle of the 20th century.
His epic paintings “Natural Ural”, “Stone belt”, “Ural…Ural…” evoke the oeuvre created by the ingenious works of the artist A.K. Denisov-Uralsky and the writer D.N. Mamin-Sibiryak, profuse with love and admiration for the native land.
He graduated from the architecture faculty of the Novosibirsk Institute of Civil Engineering (1938–1943), meantime studying painting under the tutorship of Ivan Sliusarev.
Burak painted over 3000 pictures in his artistic career. He was an Honoured Artist of Russia, participating in exhibitions worldwide, including the one at the gallery of Marco Datrino in Italy.
Burak’s paintings are represented in the State Tretyakov Gallery and other Moscow and regional museums of Russia.