TRAVIS, PAUL B. (2 Jan. 1891-23 Nov. 1975), artist and teacher, was born on a farm in Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio to William M. and Elizabeth Bough Travis. He won an engineering scholarship to Washington & Jefferson College, but instead taught in the country school. He came to Cleveland and entered Cleveland School of Art in 1913, graduating in 1917, then served a year with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, after the armistice spending 6 months teaching life drawing at the AEF University in Beaune, France. Travis began teaching full-time at the Art Institute in 1920, continuing until his retirement in 1957; also teaching at John Huntington Polytechnic Institute. In 1927-28, Travis made a much-celebrated and widely publicized African expedition. The Gilpin Players (at
Paul B. Travis Papers, WRHS.