• Biography

    Kathryn Hail Travis (1894-1972)

    A painter and teacher, Kathryne Hail Travis was born in Ozark, AR on
    Feb. 6, 1894. Hail studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
    Academy of Fine Arts, Cincinnati Art Academy, and with George Bellows
    and Robert Henri.

    After her marriage to artist Olin Travis in 1916, the couple founded
    the Dallas Art Institute in 1925 and Summer School in the Ozarks. 
    A divorcée, in 1936 she moved to Hollywood, California where she lived
    for ten years.  She then maintained a studio in Seattle and, while
    there, worked in the Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and Alaska.

    Returning to Dallas in 1952, she opened a studio and operated a summer
    school in Ruidoso, NM.  She died there on Jan. 10, 1972. 
    Primarily a portraitist, she also painted still lifes and landscapes.

    Member: AFA; Dallas AA. Exh: Webb Gallery (LA), 1941 (solo); Sartor
    Galleries (Dallas), 1933, 1968. WWAA 1940; KOV; Art & Artists of
    Texas; WW of American Women; Independent Spirits.