Toby Topek papers, 1950-1982

Topek, Toby, b. 1934
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: A resume; letters, undated and 1952-1981, from The Art League of Houston, Rabbi Moshe Cahana, the City Federation of Woman's Clubs, Houston, Rabbi William S. Malev, David A. Sharp and others; clippings; exhibition announcements; catalogs and invitations; lists of paintings and drawings; consignment sheets and statements, 1971; an insurance claim and correspondence relating to Topek's damaged sculpture DANCE OF THE SPIRIT, 1980; subject files containing correspondence, notes and writings, printed material and miscellany, 1977-1979, on the salon organized by Topek, "Organized Women Support Women," The Houston Festival exhibition DOORS, and the exhibition TOBY TOPEK: COLLAGES AND SCULPTURE, Roberto Molina Gallery, Houston; a journal, 1974, and a diary, 1978-1981, containing notes and writings on art and women, printed material and photographs; a report card, transcript and workbook of charts and anatomy and perspective studies from the Feather & Feather School of Design, Houston, 1950-1952; notebooks containing sketches, studies and notes from Topek's painting classes, lists of her works and sales, 1959-1982; and photograph albums containing photographs of Topek and her work and printed material, 1977-ca. 1982.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; Houston, Texas.

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Toby Topek.

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