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Basket of Chips, introduction x

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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, introduction x
Description A Basket of Chips where, the Harwood influence goes on today not only in his home state, but in every region of the country. This is especially true when one realizes that there is another group of associates and friends with whom Harwood traded "tips" and ideas.3 What these two lists of individuals represent is a virtual "Who's Who of Early Utah Art," and when the students and associates of all these persons are also taken into consideration, the fdl impact of Harwood as the "dean of Utah painters" begins to take shape. What was the Harwood accomplishment and influence? Of the artist's own work in oil, the critic, James L. Haseltine, has correctly written that no early Utah painter "possessed greater natural gifts." And further, "Harwood's strengths were a fine sense of structure, . . . a deeply rooted feeling for profession- alism and craftsmanship, and a good control of muted color." On the other hand, in the words of the same critic, the artist "missed the point" of the `later movements" (i.e., the vari- ous directions taken by the Post-Impressionists and their fol- lowers) .' As Harwood stated himself: . . . the founders of the impressionistic school were right both in theory and practice, I believe. But some of their followers - these men who draw fantastic figures that have little recognizable meaning for an average mortal, or who, for example, paint a land- 3 The Utah luminaries that come to mind within this context are his teachers in early days Dan Weggeland, George Ottinger, John Tullidge, and Alfred Lam- bourne; such older artists as George Beard, G. Wesley Browning, H. L. A. Cul- mer, and Samuel H. Jepperson; Willis Adams, a good friend; his Lehi playmate and another University of Utah Art Department chairman, Edwin Evans; Har- wood's close artist friends Cyrus Dallin, John Hafen, and George Henry Tag- gart, along with Mary Teasdel, the painter's student and colleague; other Parisian trainees from Utah of around the same time, John W. Clawson, John B. Fair- banks, Henri Moser, Lorus Pratt, and Lewis A. Ramsey; and younger associates and fellow educators Corrinne Adams, Bessie Alice Bancroft, Avard and J. Leo Fairbanks, Calvin and Irene Thompson Fletcher, Mabel Frazer, Harvey Gardner, Maud Hardman, B. F. Larsen, Edith Maguire, Waldo Midgely, Mary Moorhead, Rena Olsen, Caroline Parry, Cornelius Salisbury, Le Conte Stewart, Minerva Teichert, Caroline Van Evera, Florence Ware, and the architect/artist, Taylor Woolley. 4 James L. Haseltine, 100 Yems of Utah Pninhg, Selected Wads from the 1840s to the 1940s (Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Art Center, 1965), 19. X
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327472
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327472