Travis, Paul

Paul Travis (b.1891-d.1975)

After Paul Travis began his artistic career in 1913 at the Cleveland School of Art bearing the fruits of his experiences with his teacher Henry Keller who emphasized the importance of observation and drawing. After a stint in the World War I in France , enlarging his tour of duty to include sketched and painted what he saw producing 160 works shown here only in 2001. On his return in 1920, Paul Travis began his teaching career at the Cleveland School of Art where he was one of the region's most beloved teachers for almost 40 years. His work was shown in 50 May Shows of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is remembered for his 1928 trip to paint in Africa with funds from the Gilpin Players of Karamu House bringing back paintings that were shown in Cleveland and Milwaukee . He exhibited in group shows at the Carnegie Institute of Art In Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Chicago. There was a solo exhibition of his work at the Butler Art Institute in Youngstown in 1943. He continued to paint after his retirement in 1957. The Cleveland Artists Foundation presented a retrospective of the work of Paul Travis in 2001 filled not only with drawings and paintings but with the European drawings and paintings never before seen publicly.

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