Elizabeth Torak was born in New York City on April 12, 1959. She was raised in Princeton, NJ and studied painting at The Art Students League of New York. Currently represented by Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester, Vermont, Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia and Sylvan Gallery in Clinton, Connecticut. She lives in Vermont with her husband and fellow artist Thomas Torak.
Ms. Torak has had several solo and two-person shows and been included in numerous group exhibitions. She has shown her paintings at The Butler Institute of American Art, The San Diego Art Institute and The Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, Texas. Her many awards include an Honorable Mention at The Butler Institute of American Art Midyear Exhibition, The John Spiegel Memorial Award from the American Artists Professional League, The Marguerite Sinaly Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club, The Len G. Everett Memorial Award from Audubon Artists and the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal Award for Oil from Catherine Lorillard Wolfe. She is listed in Who’s Who in the East 1999-2000.
Ms. Torak was the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine in August 1994. Her work and techniques are profiled in the book “Creative Oil Painting, Techniques from 15 Master Painters” by M. Stephen Doherty.