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    Harrelle Trantham (1900-1992)

    Harrelle
    Trantham (1900-1992)


    Abilene
    Artist

    Landscape
    Artist, graphic artist, sign painter.

    Born in
    Caps and attended school in Abilene.  He
    was mostly a self taught artist.  He also
    studied with Frank Klepper.

    After a
    period in Fresno California, he returned to Abilene in 1929 where he worked as
    a sign painter for Dr. Pepper Bottling co.

    In 1948
    he began working at Harding Simmons University, Abilene, as maintenance painter,
    retiring in 1965.

    He
    served as a member of the board of directors of the Texas Fine Arts Association
    before his death in Abilene.

    Trantham’s
    wife was Ruth Newberry Robins Trantham. (Also an Artist)

    Exhibitions

    Annual
    Fort Worth Worth Local Artists show (1939)

    Texas
    Fine Arts Association (1940-46)
      

     
    Annual Exhibition of West Texas Artists, Fort
    Worth Museum of Art (1940 prize)
     
    Texas-Oklahoma
    General Exhibition (1941)
        
    Seven States Art League Annual Exhibition
    (1941, 1945-46)


    Texas
    General Exhibition (1941-46)

    Annual
    Texas print exhibition, Dallas (1943)

    International Print exhibition, Elizabet Ney
    Museum Austin (1943)


    Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition 1943
    Honorable Mention, 1945, 1946 Honorable Mention, (1947)


    All West Texas Exhibition Abilene Museum of
    fine Arts (1946)

    Corpus Christi Caller Times Annual Exhibition
    (1946)


    Kansas City Missouri Art institute.



    Collections  

    Modern Art
    Museum of Fort Worth.


    Affiliations  

    Abilene
    Creative art Club

    Southern
    States Art League

    Texas
    Fine Arts association