Born in a small-town in Alberta, Canada, David Burch was first an art collector in Toronto and then later in New York City, and was influenced by the art museums of these great cities. Later, David was given the opportunity to travel throughout the former Soviet Union, as part of his research work as a professor of Columbia University (in the 1990s). As an emerging artist, this is where he found great inspiration from Robert Rafailovich Falk's paintings in oil, shown at the New Tretyakov Museum in Moscow.
Later, David's work became also influenced by that of Ronnie Landfield, who is regarded as one of the pre-eminent abstract impressionists of his generation. David, while living in New York City for eleven years, had the opportunity to attend painting classes at the Art Students League of NYC and had Mr. Landfield as his primary instructor.
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