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Elizabeth Torak - Biography

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

  • 2012        Elizabeth Torak solo exhibition, Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester, Vermont
  • 1998, 2000,’01,’03, ’04, ’06,’08  Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester, VT
  • 1995-’99     G.C. Lucas Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1995        Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
  • 1993        Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, MD
  • 1992        The New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Selected Awards:

  • 2010        Macowin Tuttle Memorial Award – Salmagundi Club 127th Annual Members’    Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2009        Second Prize -  Portrait Theme Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2009        Georgie Read Barton Memorial Award - Hudson Valley Art Association 78th Annual Exhibition,  Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ
  • 2008        Anna Hyatt Huntington Horse’s Head for Best Painting - - Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Members Exhibition, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007        Audubon Artists Silver Medal of Honor - Audubon Artists 65th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2006        The John Young-Hunter Memorial Award - Allied Artists of America 93rd Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 2005        First Award for Oil - Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Members Exhibition, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004        Frank C. Wright Memorial Award - American Artists Professional League 76th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2002        The American Artists Professional League Award for Traditional Realism - Allied Artists of America 89th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 2001        Dumond Memorial Award for Best Light and Atmospheric Effect - Hudson Valley Art Association 70th Annual Exhibition - Newington-Cropsey Foundation Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY
  • Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  • Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
  • Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York, NY
  • Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

 

Bibliography:

  • Robert K. Carsten, Feast of Venus, Revisited and Revised, The Artist’s Magazine, October 2012
  • M. Stephen Doherty, Making Emotional Connections With Your Subject”, American Artist Workshop, Winter 2009
  • Susanne Washburn, “Give Me the Colors”, Stratton Magazine, Winter 2009
  • Clara Rose Thornton, “Summer Inspiration”, Southern Vermont Arts & Living, Summer 2009
  • “Blogs Give Painters a New Way to Sell Art”,  Boston Globe, July, 2, 2007
  • Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S.: Colonial to 2002
  • M. Stephen Doherty, “Painting Luminous Veils of Color”, Creative Oil Painting, Rockport Publishers, Inc.
  • Suzanne Martinucci, “Upholding the Classical Tradition”, American Artist Magazine, August 1994
  • Who’s Who in the World 2006

Education:

  • The Art Students League of New York
  • B.S., The University of Chicago
  • The Brearley School, New York, NY

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