Toby Topek

"Vine Grower's Garden I" Contemporary Naturalistic Painting of Vines, 1984-5



Pastel and Acrylic


Purple and green tonal modern mixed media painting of idealized vines. The work was signed, titled, and dated by the artist Toby Topek known for her art in Houston, Texas. The work is framed in a light wooden floating frame with a white backing.

Artist Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Topek grew up in Houston. She has studied archaeology, art, architecture, the environment, culture and history in Mexico, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Near East, Adriatic, Brazil and Canada. She lived and worked in Greece and Turkey part–time, 1984– 1988. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Bank Museum Branch–Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Galveston Art Center, the International Sculpture Conference Houston, College of the Mainland, Lawndale Art Center, Diverseworks, Women and Their Work-Austin, Transco Gallery and Project Row Houses. In 2000, she completed eleven 10 foot marble mosaic medallion paving inlays for a Public Art Commission from the City of Houston on a six block area of Texas Avenue in downtown Houston. Public art commissions: Metro Solutions, Arts in Transit, Scott Street Station, University Corridor. She is currently Vice President of the Artist Rescue Mission, and in the past was involved in the Houston Women’s Caucus for Art, the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/ Harris County, and the Holocaust Education Center. In 1990, she was an Iris Siff Women of Achievement Honoree for the Oral History Library of Houston.


H 25.5 in. x W 33 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 22 in x W 30 in.