Mykola Hryhorovych Burachek was born in Letychiv village, Podilla, Ukraine in 1871. Landscape painter, theatre designer, art historian. In the late 1890’s studied at the M. Murashko Drawing School in Kyiv, later in Kharkiv Art Institute in 1905-1910 in the studio of Y. Stanislavsky, F. Rushytsa. Studied in Paris in 1910-1912 in the studios of Deni and Matisse. From 1912 lived in Kyiv. One of the founding members of the Ukrainian Art Academy in 1917. He was a rector of the Academy in 1918-1920. Burachek was a member of the Kyiv Artists Union and Ukrainian Artists Union. Became a professor of art in 1925, rector of the Academy 1925-1927. Burachek died in Kharkiv in 1942.