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Basket of Chips, introduction xiv

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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 xiv
Description A Basket of Chips A review of an exhibition of the artist's prints in the Deseret Gymnasium in 1930 states . . . In his colored [color) etchings he achieved effects so exquisite that his fellow artists and friends could wish Mr. Harwood confine his future creative efforts to etching. This medium seemed to belong to Harwood. His sensitivity for line and technical expertness in this medium were hard to equal. One of these the "Bridge on the Seine River," won him fame in exhibitions. He . . . [is) an excellent craftsman. The etchings were full of sensitive colors and atmo- spheres with strong light and dark colors.11 I have seen, on more than one occasion, an example from Harwood's St. Tropez prints (1930) virtually "sing-out" in color and crispness among the often nice but, for the most part, simply decorative works in collections of Utah art of essentially the same vintage. And, once again, Harwood the teacher in this context had not been selfish with the knowledge possessed by Harwood the artist. By the mid-1920s he had installed an etch- ing press and was teaching a class in color etching at the Uni- versity of Utah which was "the only instruction of its kind in the United States" during the period. One other thing must be stated regarding Harwood as artist/art educator in regard to my analysis. I probably lost some of my objectivity when evaluating artistic accomplishment in regard to James T. Harwood. Knowing more than ever before about the Harwood who was by "profession, an artist," I am also much more aware and captivated by the Harwood who was, by "hobby . . . a farmer" and whose religion was "a church with one member." This condition of knowing more about a man's life and thought usually adds insight into an artist's creative parts and sum, but it is also an invitation to "color the etching." These memoirs are by a very worthwhile, loving, and much-loved human being, and most of it was writ- ten (beginning in 1923) in the midst of agonizing grief. It is impossible not to see the work as a form of self-imposed therapy 11 Snlt Lcrke Tribune, 17 December 1930.
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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 327476
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327476