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Landscape painter, Porträtmaler, Lithographer, Illustrator, Painter, b. 1888 - d. 1975

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    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Feb. 11, 2024

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,500 - $1,900

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Nov. 12, 2023

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,500 - $1,900

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Aug. 20, 2023

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,500 - $1,900

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      May. 14, 2023

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Man of Vision," 20TH CENTURY
      Feb. 25, 2023

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Man of Vision," 20TH CENTURY

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Man of Vision," 20TH CENTURY, oil on canvas, signed L/L, "Olin Travis," also titled, signed, and with the artist's monogram on reverse, "Man of Vision / by / Olin Travis, / OT (monogram);" 30" x 25", framed 31" x 26".

      Simpson Galleries, LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Feb. 12, 2023

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,600 - $2,100

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Nov. 13, 2022

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,700 - $2,100

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Aug. 21, 2022

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,700 - $2,200

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      May. 08, 2022

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,800 - $2,400

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS THE RIVER WOODS OIL PAINTING
      Feb. 23, 2022

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS THE RIVER WOODS OIL PAINTING

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS THE RIVER WOODS OIL ON PANEL PAINTING. Height: 19 in. by Width: 23 in.

      Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
    • Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting
      Feb. 06, 2022

      Olin Herman Travis (TX,1888-1975) oil painting

      Est: $1,900 - $2,500

      ARTIST: Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888 - 1975) NAME: Two Nudes MEDIUM: watercolor and oil on paper CONDITION: Very good. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: David Dike Gallery, Dallas TX (has gallery label on verso) SKU#: 119916 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born and reared in Dallas, Travis attended public schools there. In his youth he received instruction from R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. At the urging of Clyde Giltner Chandler, Travis enrolled in 1909 in the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied five consecutive years before becoming an associate instructor at the institute in 1914. His teachers included Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis worked briefly thereafter as a commercial artist and as an instructor at the Chicago Commercial Art School.In 1924 Travis moved to Dallas with his wife, Kathryne Hail Travis, one of his former students whom he had married in 1916. In 1926, with James Wadden, the couple founded the Dallas Art Institute, and later, in Cass, Arkansas, the Ozark Summer School of Painting, which they operated for three summers. Kathryne and Olin Travis were divorced in 1934. His second wife was Josephine Oliver.For many years Olin Travis was head of the Dallas Art Institute (1926 - 1941). He painted along the Texas coast on several trips around 1930, and in the summer of 1933, he traveled to West Texas in Frank Reaugh's sketching caravan.Travis taught two years as a guest instructor at the San Antonio Art Institute (1944 - 1945), and a year at Austin College, Sherman (1951). He also taught several summers at the Texas Artists Camp at Christoval. A prolific painter, he recorded landscapes, Dallas scenes, and figures from the 1920s until his death in Dallas. The Dallas Public Library's Technicolor film entitled Olin Travis: A Visit to His Studio shows the artist at work and many of his paintings.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape,"
      Nov. 14, 2020

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape,"

      Est: $400 - $600

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape," oil on canvas mounted to masonite, signed and monogrammed L/R. 10" x 5 3/4"

      Houston Auction Company
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape,"
      Sep. 20, 2020

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape,"

      Est: $600 - $800

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "Two Trees in Landscape," oil on canvas mounted to masonite, signed and monogrammed L/R. 10" x 5 3/4"

      Simpson Galleries, LLC
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "From Lovel Pass. Colorado,"
      Feb. 15, 2020

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "From Lovel Pass. Colorado,"

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "From Lovel Pass. Colorado," oil on board, signed and monogrammed L/R, verso titled, signed. 16" x 20" Note: The framing includes a digital photograph showing the verso of the board where the painting is titled, numbered "#293" and signed. Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Houston, Texas.

      Simpson Galleries, LLC
    • Olin Herman Travis O/B Landscape
      Jan. 25, 2020

      Olin Herman Travis O/B Landscape

      Est: $1,400 - $1,600

      Olin Herman Travis (Texas, 1888-1975) oil on board landscape depicting the interior of a forest with sun-dappled leaves and ground under a canopy of trees. Signed lower right "Olin Herman Travis". Housed in a carved giltwood Newcomb-Macklin style frame with matching carved giltwood liner and silk cream matte, all under glass. Sight - 11 1/2" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed - 22 3/8" H x 26" W. Biography: Olin Herman Travis was born and lived most of his life in Dallas, Texas, where he was a prolific painter of landscapes and portraits. He was the son of professional printer Olin Few Travis, whose family was related to William Barret Travis, commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo. Travis' early art instructors included: R. Jerome Hill, Florence Rhine, Hans Krunz-Meyer, and Max Hagendorn. In 1909 he began studying at the Art Institute of Chicago where his teachers included: Kenyon Cox, Charles Francis Browne, Ralph Elmer Clarkson, Harry Mills Walcott, and Joaquin Sorollo y Bastida. Travis became an instructor at the institute in 1914. Travis married his former student, Kathryne Hail, in 1916 and the two moved back to Dallas in 1924. In 1926, along with James Wadden, the Travis' founded the Dallas Art Institute where Olin Travis served as the director until 1941. They later opened the Ozark Summer School of Painting in Cass, Arkansas, near where his wife was born. Travis also spent time traveling and painting on the Great Lakes, in Florida, and throughout Texas.

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "On Goose Island,"
      Sep. 22, 2019

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "On Goose Island,"

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (American/Texas 1888-1975) A PAINTING, "On Goose Island," oil on textured artist board, dated L/L "1918," signed L/R, verso worn old typed label, "On Goose Is...$480." 12" x 16" Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Houston, Texas.

      Simpson Galleries, LLC
    • Olin Travis, "Fish House" Landscape Oil, 1914
      Aug. 25, 2019

      Olin Travis, "Fish House" Landscape Oil, 1914

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Olin Herman Travis (American, 1888-1975). "Fish House" - 1914, oil on board, signed and dated lower right. Landscape shore scene with architectural elements. Approx. 11.75" x 16" (board), 19.875" x 23.75" (frame).

      Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (TX, D.1975) GENRE OIL PAINTING
      Feb. 16, 2019

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (TX, D.1975) GENRE OIL PAINTING

      Est: $200 - $400

      Framed oil on board painting, Farmhouse with Rooster, signed lower right Olin Travis (Olin Herman Travis, Texas, 1888-1975), sight: 11.5"h, 15.5"w, overall: 16.5"h, 20.5"w, 2.75lbs Start Price: $150.00

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • OLIN TRAVIS (1888-1975)
      Jan. 27, 2019

      OLIN TRAVIS (1888-1975)

      Est: $1,000 - $3,000

      “Mulberry Valley Autumn" oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches. signed. framed. 24 x 27 1/2 inches (overall)

      John McInnis Auctioneers
    • OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (TX, D.1975) GENRE OIL PAINTING
      Jan. 19, 2019

      OLIN HERMAN TRAVIS (TX, D.1975) GENRE OIL PAINTING

      Est: $300 - $500

      Framed oil on board painting, Farmhouse with Rooster, signed lower right Olin Travis (Olin Herman Travis, Texas, 1888-1975), sight: 11.5"h, 15.5"w, overall: 16.5"h, 20.5"w, 2.75lbs Start Price: $200

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • Travis, Olin Herman
      Jan. 24, 2015

      Travis, Olin Herman

      Est: $1,500 - $3,000

      Midnight Hour

      David Dike Fine Art
    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait of Marilyn M
      May. 11, 2013

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait of Marilyn M

      Est: $1,800 - $2,400

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait of Marilyn Myers (double-sided) Oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower right: OLIN TRAVIS

      Heritage Auctions
    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Nude (Oriental) Oil o
      May. 11, 2013

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Nude (Oriental) Oil o

      Est: $600 - $800

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Nude (Oriental) Oil on board 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm) Signed lower right: OLIN TRAVIS Titled, signed, monogrammed, and numbered on backing verso: NUDE-ORIENTAL / by / OLIN TRAVIS / #327 The Collection of Joe and Jean Oliver. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Olin Travis; Thence by decent to Joe and Jean Oliver.

      Heritage Auctions
    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Mountain Trail, Color
      May. 11, 2013

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Mountain Trail, Color

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Mountain Trail, Colorado, circa 1934-40 Oil on board 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) Signed lower left: Olin Travis Titled, signed, and monogrammed verso: MOUNTAIN TRAIL / COLO / by / OLIN TRAVIS The Collection of Joe and Jean Oliver. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Olin Travis; Thence by decent to Joe and Jean Oliver.

      Heritage Auctions
    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Cowboy Oil on canvas
      May. 11, 2013

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Cowboy Oil on canvas

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Cowboy Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Artist's stamp verso The Collection of Joe and Jean Oliver. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Olin Travis; Thence by decent to Joe and Jean Oliver. Olin Travis straddled two art worlds in Dallas: the older Impressionists and the younger Regionalists. Renowned for his introspective portraits, in Cowboy Travis is at his Regionalist best. Using the "artificial geometries" of Grant Wood and Alexandre Hogue to stylize the hat, shoulders, and shirt collar, the artist plants his work firmly in the modernist leanings of Regionalism. Travis captures the character of the square-chinned face and emphasizes the outdoor man through the sunburned neck and ears and the lattice-work corral and live oaks in the background.

      Heritage Auctions
    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Colorado Oil on canva
      May. 11, 2013

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Colorado Oil on canva

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Colorado Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm) Signed lower right: OLIN TRAVIS The Collection of Joe and Jean Oliver. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Olin Travis; Thence by decent to Joe and Jean Oliver. Dallas's first native professional artist, Travis trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and began teaching at the AIC in 1914 and later at the Chicago Commercial Art School. He co-founded with his wife, painter Kathryne Hail Travis, the Art Institute of Dallas in 1926. Travis exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Texas artists annual in Fort Worth, the annual Dallas Allied Arts, the Texas Centennial Exposition (1936), and the Greater Texas and Pan-American Exposition (1937). The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (now the Dallas Museum of Art) also held at least three solo exhibitions for Travis. Travis and his wife, painter Kathryne Hail Travis, conducted a summer art school in the mountains near Cass, Arkansas, from the 1920s through the mid-1930s. Both were also drawn to the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. This painting may depict a peak in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

      Heritage Auctions
    • Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Landscape" oil
      Jan. 28, 2012

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Landscape" oil

      Est: $7,000 - $9,000

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Landscape" oil on masonite. Masonite: 25"H x 30"W; Frame: 33.5"H x 38.25"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Travis". The painting depicts the Ozark mountains in Arkansas.

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    • Olin Travis (1888-1975), "The Oak on the Cliff"
      Jan. 28, 2012

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "The Oak on the Cliff"

      Est: $3,000 - $6,000

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "The Oak on the Cliff" oil on board. Board: 12"H x 16"W; Frame: 19"H x 22.75"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Herman Travis"; signed and titled verso. Framed in a Newcomb Macklin frame.

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    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) African Sculpture Oil
      May. 14, 2011

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) African Sculpture Oil

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) African Sculpture Oil on board 25 x 13 inches (63.5 x 33.0 cm) Signed lower right: Olin Travis Titled and signed verso: Fantasy on / African Sculpture / by Olin Travis / #239 Fantasy on African Sculpture may have been a demonstration piece and could have been a gift for a friend at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. An atypical Travis painting, the artist probably kept it for its decorative qualities.

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    • Olin Travis (1888-1975), "In the Rockies" oil on
      Jan. 29, 2011

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "In the Rockies" oil on

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "In the Rockies" oil on canvas. Canvas: 25"H x 30"W; Frame: 32"H x 37"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Travis". Titled on verso.

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    • Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Ten Mile Range In Rain"
      Jan. 29, 2011

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Ten Mile Range In Rain"

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Ten Mile Range In Rain" oil on canvas. Canvas: 25"H x 30"W; Frame: 32.25"H x 36.75"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Travis". Titled on verso.

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    • Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Hunting, Ozarks"
      Jan. 29, 2011

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Hunting, Ozarks"

      Est: $1,500 - $3,000

      Olin Travis (1888-1975), "Autumn Hunting, Ozarks" 1922 oil on canvasboard. Canvasboard: 12"H x 16"W; Frame: 17.25"H x 21.25"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Travis". Signed, titled and dated on verso. Exhibited: Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, "Olin Travis: Texas Master".

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    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Summer Oil on gesso p
      Nov. 20, 2010

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Summer Oil on gesso p

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Summer Oil on gesso panel 24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm) Signed lower left: Olin Herman Travis Signed and titled verso: Olin Herman Travis / Summer Summer was painted by Olin Travis from studies made in Arkansas between 1927 and 1928. Born in Dallas, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and after graduation remained with the school as an instructor. In 1923, Travis moved back to Dallas, opening a studio. Three years later, he founded the Dallas Art Institute, where he would eventually teach such Texas artists as Everrett Spruce and William Lester. Over the years, Travis exhibited in local and national shows, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1953, Travis was honored with a solo exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art entitled "50 Years of Painting in Dallas: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Olin Travis."

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    • School House - St. Paul, Ark
      May. 15, 2010

      School House - St. Paul, Ark

      Est: $500 - $750

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) School House - St. Paul, Ark Linoleum-cut print on paper 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (24.1 x 31.8 cm) window Signed lower right margin: Olin Travis

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    • African Sculpture
      May. 15, 2010

      African Sculpture

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) African Sculpture Oil on board 25 x 13 inches (63.5 x 33.0 cm) Signed lower right: Olin Travis Titled and signed verso: Fantasy on / African Sculpture / by Olin Travis / #239 Fantasy on African Sculpture may have been a demonstration piece and could have been a gift for a friend at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. An atypical Travis painting, the artist probably kept it for its decorative qualities.

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    • The Bay at Rockport
      May. 15, 2010

      The Bay at Rockport

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) The Bay at Rockport, circa 1950 Oil on canvas board 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) Titled and signed verso: The Bay at Rockport / by Olin Travis PROVENANCE: Josephine Oliver Travis, wife of the artist; Jean and Joseph K. Oliver, brother of J.O. Travis, by inheritance. Travis created a number of paintings at Rockport, Texas, including a larger canvas, Bay at Rockport, measuring 25 x 30 inches.

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    • Black Mountain, Ozarks
      May. 15, 2010

      Black Mountain, Ozarks

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Black Mountain, Ozarks, 1923-1924 Oil on board 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm) Signed lower right: Olin Travis Inscribed verso: Black Mountain/ Ozarks/ by Olin Travis/ Art Institute/ Dallas Tex. PROVENANCE: Josephine Oliver Travis, wife of the artist; Jean and Joseph K. Oliver, brother of J.O. Travis, by inheritance. A summit in Franklin County, Arkansas, Black Mountain is where Travis first discovered Everett Spruce and decided to make him his first scholarship student at the Art Institute of Dallas.

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    • Red Mountain
      May. 15, 2010

      Red Mountain

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Red Mountain, circa 1938 Oil on masonite 35 x 47 inches (88.9 x 119.4 cm) Signed lower right: Olin Travis Titled and signed verso: Red Mountain/ by/ Olin Travis PROVENANCE: Josephine Oliver Travis, wife of the artist; Jean and Joseph K. Oliver, brother of J.O. Travis, by inheritance. EXHIBITED: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, "9th Annual Dallas Allied Arts Exhibition," March 20-April 17, 1938; Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, "Olin Travis: Texas Master," 1995, exhibit no. 72 (label verso); The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, "Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions," 2009. LITERATURE: The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions, exhibition catalogue, 2009, p. 17, illus. According to Travis historian Sam Blain, this painting probably depicts Red Mountain, a set of three peaks in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Travis showed Red Mountain at the 9th Annual Dallas Allied Arts Exhibition. It was also featured on the cover of the catalog for the 2009 exhibition titled "Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions" at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas. OLIN TRAVIS: TEXAS MASTER Considered Dallas's first native-born professional artist, Olin Herman Travis (1888-1976) impacted the arts in Texas as painter, muralist, and teacher. Younger than the "Old Guard" of Texas art--such as Frank Reaugh [lots 67036 and 67037] and Robert J. Onderdonk--and older than the Lone Star Regionalists (Jerry Bywaters [lot 67006], Alexandre Hogue, and Florence McClung [lot 67073]), Travis exhibited with both generations and trained the younger ones for national recognition. Travis's neighbor, Dallas sculptor Clyde Giltner Chandler, and an introduction to San Augustine painter S. Seymour Thomas sparked Travis's interest in art. He later studied under Dallas artists Vivian Aunspaugh, Frank Reaugh, and R. Jerome Hill and was also active in both the Dallas Art League and the Dallas Art Association. In 1909, Travis enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago where he demonstrated against the Armory Show (a controversial exhibition of European and American Modern art) in 1913. He began teaching at the AIC the following year and later at the Chicago Commercial Art School. Following his marriage to Kathryne Hail, a former student, the Travises traveled throughout the United States sketching and painting before returning to Dallas in 1924. Two years later the Travises founded the Art Institute of Dallas, which Olin directed through 1940-41. Eventually the AID became part of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and Travis turned to private teaching. Travis also taught at the San Antonio Art Institute; Austin College at Sherman, Texas; and the Hockaday School at Dallas. Some of the leading Texas artists of the 1930s and 1940s taught and studied at the Institute at Travis's invitation, including Reveau Bassett, James Brooks, Charles T. Bowling, Jerry Bywaters, Harry Carnohan [lots 67009 and 67010], Harriett Grandstaff, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester [lot 67016], Thomas M. Stell Jr., Allie Tennant, Kathryne Hail Travis, and Amelia Urbach. The Travises also conducted a summer art school in the mountains near Cass, Arkansas, from the 1920s through the mid-1930s. A studio fire ended the school abruptly in the mid-1930s, destroying many Travis paintings. Yet, Travis "discovered" future "Lone Star Regionalist" Everett Spruce there and encouraged him to study at the Art Institute of Dallas. Eventually Spruce achieved national fame for his paintings. Paralleling his accomplishments as teacher, Travis also had an impressive exhibition record, which included the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art at New York. In Texas, Travis exhibited at the Texas artists annual at Fort Worth, the annual Dallas Allied Arts, the Texas Centennial Exposition (1936), and the Greater Texas and Pan-American Exposition (1937). Travis exhibited his most acclaimed painting, Whither, in a solo show at the New York Art Center in 1930 and in "Paintings and Sculpture From Sixteen American Cities" at the Museum of Modern Art in 1933-34. The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (now the Dallas Museum of Art) also held at least three solo exhibitions for Travis. Travis painted in Arkansas, Colorado, Mexico, and Texas. He accompanied Frank Reaugh and other students on a trip to Palo Duro Canyon in 1934. Travis's second wife, Josephine Oliver, was Reaugh's protégée and an accomplished painter in her own right. She eventually played violin for the Dallas and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras. Travis saw the decline of American Impressionism and the birth of American Modernism and Regionalism and experimented in all those styles. Moreover, Travis's strong feelings about certain issues spurred him to create a significant body of allegorical works. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum at Canyon, Texas, organized a retrospective on Olin Travis in 1995. In 2009, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary as part of its decade-long celebration of early Texas artists, organized "Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions," which featured Red Mountain on the cover. As teacher, muralist, and painter, Olin Travis holds a high place in the pantheon of Texas art. Through his own works and through that of his students, he deserves to be called a Texas old master. Michael R. Grauer

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    • Olin Herman Travis oil painting on board,
      Jan. 13, 2010

      Olin Herman Travis oil painting on board,

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Olin Herman Travis oil painting on board, depicting a Autumn landscape. Board: 12"H x 16"W; Frame: 15.75"H x 19.75"W. Signed lower right, "Olin Travis". Olin Herman Travis (American, 1888-1975) was a Texas artist known for modernist-leaning paintings. Circa - Second half 20th C.

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    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Lakeside, 1955
      Jul. 16, 2009

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Lakeside, 1955

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Lakeside, 1955 Oil on canvas 20-1/2 x 49 inches (52.1 x 124.5 cm) Signed lower left and right: Olin Travis Titled and signed verso: "Lakeside" / by Olin Travis / Dallas, TX Artist's personal book plate applied verso "Lakeside (1955) is most definitely a 'major' painting in Travis' body of work, probably the most stylistically representative post-1940 landscape; and when the definitive 'Olin Herman Travis Retrospective' is organized, I truly hope this piece is included." Sam Blain There are moments in the creative life of every artist when they produce a work which distinguishes itself from the rest of their oeuvre. Lakeside, by Olin Travis, is just such a painting-a masterpiece of Texas Modernism. It is an artwork that furthers our understanding of Texas Regionalism and its place in context of the larger modernist movement. Travis, responding to a questionnaire given to him by Jerry Bywaters in 1957, chose Red and Black (1923) and Lakeside (1955) as among his best works. Travis conceived of Lakeside in order to display his skill as an artist. It was a piece he entered into a major competition, kept for many years, and was only willing to part with as a symbol of the close friendship of two families. His pride in this painting is most evident in that he signed the painting twice, in two corners, then he titled, monogrammed twice, and placed his personal bookplate/label on the back. Born in Dallas, Olin Travis studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and after graduation, remained with the school as an instructor. In 1923, Travis moved back to Dallas, opening a studio. Three years later, he founded the Dallas Art Institute, where he would eventually teach such Texas artists as Everrett Spruce and William Lester. Over the years, Travis exhibited in local and national shows, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1953, Travis was honored with a solo exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art entitled "50 Years of Painting in Dallas: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Olin Travis." Lakeside is a painting loved by both the artist and the close friends to whom he eventually sold it. The work has never been available on the open market and, according to the artist himself, was only ever exhibited publicly in direct association with the prize it won at the "Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture" (1955). An image of the painting appeared next to a review of the exhibition in The Dallas Morning News on Friday, October 7, 1955. It was also published in the exhibition catalog, where in the forward Assistant Director of The Whitney Art Museum, New York, Lloyd Goodrich wrote of the exhibition, in general, "It is refreshing to find in Texas much art that seems to spring naturally from the soil and climate and character of the state, that has the virtues that come from the artist's identification with his surroundings and at the same time speaks in the universal language of form, color and design." Lakeside is a perfect illustration of this sentiment. Lakeside is an extraordinary example of Texas Modernism but it also transcends any Regionalist label. Olin Travis was so much more than a "Texas artist," and Lakeside stands out as something very special in his body of work. Sam Blain has said that, "Lakeside exhibits all of Travis' skill as a mature painter. One can see, in this painting, Travis pulling out all the stops. Travis was a skilled muralist [receiving his training under Kenyon Cox, N.A.] and this is evident in Lakeside even though it is far from being a mural in its dimensions. Travis could go on-and-on in conversations about the sky and the landscape both having anatomy. He proved it in this painting; and, perhaps, there is no better example of this in Travis' body of work." As the rediscovery of American Regional Modernism, which flourished outside New York mainstreams, continues, then interest in the brightest lights of Texas Modernism will only grow. This trend should culminate with the realization and recognition that the many "Texas" artists, like Olin Travis, are American Modernists that defy the limitations that the label "Regionalist" places on their art. Lakeside (1955) is a large and commanding canvas that creates a panoramic view of the Texas landscape. The exact location of the painting cannot be identified because it appears to be an amalgamation of several lakes in North Texas, where Travis was working during this time, most often at White Rock Lake, near Dallas. The style of the painting is crisp for the most part, if a bit hazy above the horizon in order to simulate the atmospheric qualities and luminosity of an impending sunset threatened by rainstorms. In Lakeside, the palette seems deceptively muted, but the distinctive light of the late afternoon has cast golden highlights across the land. The many variations of olive green, brown, burnt orange, and gray are highlighted by the most glorious and complex hints of vibrant but dusky pinks, yellows, blues, and lavenders, with just one clever hint of true red. The most beautiful passage of colors can be found in the upper left-hand corner where the bright yellow of the setting sun is being overtaken by a misty shower of swirling gray, lavender, and blue. The horizontal shape of the canvas compliments a strong composition, in which bands of contained geometric forms build upon one another level by level. Each layer of this landscape appears to contain its own abstract variations on the overall formal themes, but when viewed one upon the other they form a solidly constructed scene. This sense of structure creates an iconic and timeless quality that allows Travis to break down the formal rhythms of each section. Some of these striations are fashioned from acutely triangular crop fields of many colors. These rows are interspersed with bands of organically abstracted trees, geological formations, and their reflections in the barely visible lake. The sky is created by a softer combination of the geometric and organic elements. The clouds form long rectangles with organic rhythms and rainstorms that sweep across the horizon diagonally. Beyond similarities of rhythm, shape, and color, the horizontal stripes that make up the composition are united by their geometric relationships and lines that pass diagonally through every layer of the painting. The spatial relationships in Lakeside are a brilliant dialogue between triangles and rectangles. Indeed, tiny figures, distant settlements, and even the lake itself appear as only small and inconsequential afterthoughts, completely overshadowed by the breathtaking view. The viewer is completely awed by the power and beauty of the North Texas landscape. In this painting, Travis has methodically worked through many of the formal problems of Modernism and has used them to invoke the feelings created by experiencing such grand vistas instead of just creating an accurate representation of a specific lake. According to Travis scholar and friend, Sam Blain, "Olin held on to many of his own favorite paintings, throughout his lifetime. This painting was among Travis' personal favorites and even though he was sorry to have let it go, he expressed to me how pleased he was, with regards to whom it had passed from his hands." The current owner Mark Caldwell remembers well the close family relationship that existed between his parents, Martin and Betty Caldwell, and Josephine and Olin Travis. Both families were interested in the arts. They played music, painted, vacationed, and swam together. Mark wrote that, "Travis taught us, kids and all, weekly summer art lessons where he would hold court with his riveting cleverness, humor, and wit." Betty Caldwell absolutely adored this painting. "My mother hounded him for years, to let her buy Lakeside. He finally acquiesced and offered to give it to her. She refused it as a gift and bou

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    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait
      Jan. 24, 2009

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait

      Est: $3,800 - $5,000

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) Portrait Painting as an Art Oil on board 19-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches (50.2 x 37.5 cm) Inscribed, signed, and monogrammed verso: A Suggested Jacket Design / for Book / Portrait Painting as an Art / by / Olin Travis

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    • OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) White Rock Lake Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
      May. 09, 2008

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) White Rock Lake Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      OLIN TRAVIS (American, 1888-1975) White Rock Lake Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)

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