MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 1,000 residents of Yekaterinburg and guests of the Ural capital visited the personal exhibition of the front-line artist Leonid Burakov, “Graphics of Combat Years,” displayed in the foyer of the Officers’ House of the Central Military District (CVD). The exhibition opened on September 12 and was timed to coincide with the celebration of Tankman’s Day.
The viewers are presented with 30 graphic works created in the 1970-1980s based on the memories of the war and post-war years. The pictures were painted in pencil and sanguine techniques. Some graphic sheets are created using linocut technique. In addition to images with scenes of war and peaceful life, the exhibition presents portraits of soldiers – fellow soldiers of the front-line soldier.
This is the second personal exhibition of the artist’s works. Previously, the exhibition was shown at the Governor’s residence. During the life of the front-line soldier, his works were not exhibited anywhere. All the works on display were provided by the widow of Leonid Burakov.
Burakov Leonid Efremovich (1925-1994) – veteran of the Great Patriotic War, reconnaissance tanker and professional graphic artist. He reached Prague, and then, after the surrender of Germany, he fought. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner of the Battle (twice). He finished his service with the rank of senior lieutenant.
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