Founded in 1969, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., is one of Houston's longest running art galleries. Representing established, mid-career and emerging artists, the gallery pioneered the museum area while remaining in the forefront as specialists in late 19th century and 20th century representational American, European, and Latin works of art. Along with a particular emphasis on sculpture and works on paper, the gallery is also Houston's premier resource for works in the secondary market. Many of Houston's most prominent art collections include works acquired through Hooks-Epstein Galleries.
Throughout the 40 years of its existence, the gallery has mounted many exhibitions which received national and international acclaim. The gallery has published catalogues which continue to be used as a source of information and has produced exhibitions which have traveled from the gallery to museums and other venues.
Geri Hooks was the founder of the Houston Art Dealer's Association. Charles Hooks was the first president of the Houston Art Dealer's Association.