Olin Travis papers, 1928-1972

Travis, Olin Herman, b. 1888 d. 1975
Painter, Muralist, Printmaker, Illustrator, Teacher
Active in Tx.

Collection size: 342 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; writings, including, notes, typescripts of an autobiographical sketch, "I Found a Nose in Our Alley; Art in Dallas, 1896-1953," and "Portrait Painting as an Art," plays, and limericks; sketches and sketchbooks; exhibition catalogs and clippings; and photos of Travis and his paintings. Also included are photographs of Josephine Travis's teacher Frank Reaugh, and a letter to Josephine Travis from Reaugh.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, teacher; Dallas, Tex. Founded Dallas Art Institute in 1924.

Lent for microfilming 1979 by Josephine Travis, widow of Olin Travis. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Texas project.

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