Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc. was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1969, by sister-in-laws Geri Hooks and Evan Epstein. Later, Geri Hooks' husband, Charles, joined the business in 1974 around the same time that Epstein left the gallery. Hooks-Epstein began with exhibitions of prints and antique objects, but quickly moved on to specialize in works on paper and ultimately included fine art glass as well. Past artists shown in the gallery include Robert Pruitt, Kermit Oliver, Ward Saunders, Mark Greenwalt, Clara Hoag, Edward Lane McCartney, Kingsley Powers Onyeiwu, Toots Zynsky, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, and Bertil Vallien. Hooks-Epstein Galleries is among the longest running art galleries in Texas.