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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, page 020
Description A Basket of Chips hundred dollars a year. I did that for four or five years, and made up harness and saddles and whips up to the time I left. For spending money and clothing I received five per cent of the selling price of the articles I made. So I early learned the full value of money. During the adolescence years there was some attraction to the opposite sex, but nothing serious. I learned a little on the reed organ and the guitar, to entertain. At this age the life of Christ appealed to me very much and the desire to paint the story came to me then. Scribner or Harper brothers offered a prize of a trip to Europe to study in the schools of Paris for the best composition of the "Flight into Egypt" by any American student under a certain age. I had never seen an art school and did not realize in the slightest degree what art training meant. But when I attempted to do this composition I soon found that I could get nowhere without training, though I worked very hard. About this time of my life I began to think seriously of art, and became acquainted with the pioneer Utah artists." "In the year 1882 I learned that postmaster [David] Evans was to be re- moved for holding office for being a polygamist. So thinking I might as well have the office I made application and in 1882 was appointed Postmaster for Lehi." Early in the eighties, Harwood gave his son the contract to carry the mail. Harwood, "Autobiography," 1 l-12, 22. 3 Ruth Harwood wrote that her father "was greatly influenced by Utah's pioneer artists, Alfred Lambourne, John Tullidge, Dan Weggeland and George Ottinger." Hnrwood Art Exhibition, 4. George Ottinger (18334917) became "Special Teacher of free hand draw- ing" at the University of Deseret, later the University of Utah, in 1882. Ottinger's first teacher was Robert W. Wier, a landscape and figure painter sometimes asso- ciated with the so-called "Hudson River School." Robert S. Olpin, Dictionmy of Utnh Art (Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Art Center, 1980), 172-74. John Tullidge ( 1836-1899)) as a landscape painter, was able to develop what has been termed "a calm luminism" in his works not unlike effects seen in the pictures of some secondary figures associated with this country's Dusseldorf- influenced Hudson River School. The "Rocky Mountain School" was essentially the romantic-realist Hudson River School of landscape painting gone West in the later nineteenth century with "luminist," "naturalist," and then "tonalist" inclina- tions. Included under such a heading (within the Utah context) are Bierstadt, Munger, Holdredge, Moran, and Blakelock. On a more local level are Ottinger, Weggeland, Tullidge, Beard, Culmer, and Lambourne. Ibid., 205, 253. 20
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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 327500
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327500