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Artist Elizabeth Torak


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Dealers Say:


“She does not skimp. She thinks each painting out. From her larger works such as The Beat Goes On (which is 6' x 7') to smaller works, such as the award-winning French Fry Eaters. Her imagination is incredible and she takes Old Master concepts and uses her own masterful skills.”
Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Director Tilting at Windmills Gallery





Biography


A versatile artist of extraordinary range, Elizabeth Torak is a master painter in both the classical and abstract traditions. In both genres, her work is known for its complexity, movement, and dense color harmonies.
 
In her 30 years as a professional artist, Elizabeth Torak has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country including the San Diego Art Institute and the Butler Museum of American Art; she has received over 40 awards and is listed in Who’s Who in America and the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S.: Colonial to 2002.
 
In 2011, her monumental oil, The Feast of Venus I, was the centerpiece of a solo exhibit, The Feast of Venus I: The Artist’s Process at the Wilson Museum in Manchester, Vermont.  The exhibit included eight oil studies and thirty-seven preparatory drawings.  The Feast of Venus I was the subject of a feature article in October 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
 
Elizabeth Torak: Making Emotional Connections with Your Subject, an article describing Torak’s teaching technique and philosophy, appeared in the November 2009 issue of American Artist Workshop. 
 
In 1994 Ms. Torak was the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine.  Her work and techniques are profiled in the book “Creative Oil Painting, Techniques from 15 Master Painters” by M. Stephen Doherty. 
 
Elizabeth Torak lives in Vermont. She is represented by Helmholz Fine Art in Manchester, VT and Tribeca, NYC.
 

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