Basket of Chips, introduction xii

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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
Format application/pdf
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
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Title Basket of Chips, introduction xii
Description A Basket of Chi/u more recently I have found that late Harwood paintings wear verv well. Within the later context there is the same degree of expert craftsmanship and quietly expressed love of subject that exists in the earlier creations. One must live with the late oils a little and let them finally free themselves of constant comparison with Harwood's other paintings of his earlier manner. Another element in a developing appreciation of the last Harwood paint- ings is to gain a knowledge of the middle works. They are not normally as much in public view as the very early or very late pictures, and this is too bad. It is also unfortunate that the oil sketches, watercolors, pastels, pencil drawings, etchings, and even the slightly more available color etchings are not as fre- quently seen as the larger oils. There are many rewards in these too, and such works, like the middle oils, also fill in the gaps within Harwood's continual and always thoughtful progression through the various visual problems he assigned himself. "Oil was his medium," Haseltine wrote of the artist, and when Harwood painted in watercolor, "the results could be labored and dull." ' And, the perceptive critic and adroit water- colorist George Dibble tended to agree with this estimation when he commented that "there is a [Harwood) tendency to exact from a lighter medium a detailed and engrossing per- formance it fails to sustain." ' Yet, Haseltine added that an exception to this "norm, is `Through the Port Hole,' " a Brig- ham Young University-owned Harwood watercolor of 191 1.' Several comments seem to be appropriate in regard to these statements. First, when anybody paints in any medium, the results can be and are, on occasion, "labored and dull." The test is, of course, whether or not the paintings are mostly this way. It is my opinion that the many Harwood aquarelles do not substan tiate such a conclusion. There are numerous works by 7 Ibid. 8 Ibid. 0 This watercolor was reproduced on page 17 in Haseltine's 100 Yems. X22
Format application/pdf
Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 327474
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