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Lynda A. Burbank Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Burbank has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fine arts and film industry

While studying with Morley he gave her one monumental piece of advice, to "find a job that pays enough per hour so that you can afford to paint."

    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Lynda A. Burbank a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Burbank celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

The art of moving pictures has always depended on artists like Ms. Burbank to help breathe life into characters and settings. Ms. Burbank's work can be seen in such cult favorites as "Sid and Nancy," "Repo Man," and "Born in East L.A.," which won with J. Rae Fox the Best Art Direction out of 90 film entries at the Havana Film Festival. She is currently working on the second season of "Man with a Plan" starring Matt LeBlanc. With a profession that is a product of her painting passion, Ms. Burbank has put her heart and soul into production design and set decorating for the motion picture and television industries.

Born in Burbank, California, to Norman Alfred and Glendora McComb Mactaggart, Ms. Burbank looks back fondly on growing up in a neighborhood straight out of a movie, where front doors were never unlocked and all her boyfriends had "cool cars." She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in psychology, although she spent most of her time hanging out with film students.

Ms. Burbank first became interested in photorealistic paintings in her 20's and 30's when she noticed an article in "Art in America" showing some of the most beautiful paintings she had ever seen. This prompted her to follow a friend's advice and check out the photorealism instructor in the art department of the State University of New York, Stony Brook. After his class was dismissed, she showed him the magazine and asked "Can you teach me to paint like this?" This instructor was Malcolm Morley, considered the father of photorealism. Ms. Burbank also studied with landscape artist Mel Pekarsky and influential art curator Lawrence Alloway, who was married to Welsh realist painter Sylvia Sleigh.

Ms. Burbank found an incredible fulfillment working with photorealistic art. She became absorbed in the intricacy of the work. While studying with Morley he gave her one monumental piece of advice, to "find a job that pays enough per hour so that you can afford to paint." Taking his words to heart, Ms. Burbank moved back to Los Angeles and joined the Creative Arts Agency as an assistant to Amy Grossman and Ron Meyer. She ultimately found herself working in the art department for independent film trailblazer Roger Corman, sometimes dubbed the "Pope of Pop Cinema," with whom she created some of the most iconic backdrops in cult cinematic history.

Ms. Burbank went on to work with settings for an incredible number of television and movie productions. Her resume for film can be found on her website, Her paintings can be found on Some notable productions were the documentary "Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow," four seasons of "Mad About You," and the sitcom "Mike and Molly" which ran from 2010 to 2016. She has been nominated twice for an Emmy, and for the Art Directors Guild Award.

For her achievements in the cinematic world and her dedication to the arts, Ms. Burbank was selected for inclusion in four volumes of Who's Who of American Women from 2004 to 2009, as well as the 2006 volume of Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. As for Mr. Morley's piece of advice, Ms. Burbank has continued to be able to afford to paint.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Burbank has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

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