DescriptionOLIN 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.
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.
Small paint chip in cloud, upper left corner; minor board cracking in lower left corner; slightly eroded signature; otherwise very good condition; frame dimensions: 24.5 x 30.25".
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