Paul B. Travis
Born: Wellsville, Ohio, United States
Paul B. Travis studied with Henry Keller and Frank Wilcox at the Cleveland School of Art from 1913 to 1917. During his World War I military service in France, he taught “art-making techniques” at the American Expeditionary Forces University in Beaune. After the war ended, he returned to Cleveland for post-graduate courses with Keller, and joined the faculty of the School of Art, where he taught drawing and painting until 1957.
In 1927-28, Travis went on a sabbatical to Africa, “the land of his dreams, where he explored the coastal regions as well as the exotic and remote interior and secured art treasures for Cleveland museums and the Karamu Theater.”