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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 image/png
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 026
Description A Basket of Chips We reached the ferry early in the morning before daylight. We were hustled and guided to the boat. To me it was like a fairyland dream - there was just enough light to see the city with the thousands of lights the red and green of the boats travelling the Bay, sailboats, tugs, and shipping vessels of all kinds reflected in the blue green water. I have tried to paint this effect since, many times. To find a rooming house and get settled to work in the art school was a matter of a few days. I expected to stay one year, thinking that would fit me for anything in the line of art. I made more rapid progress than most of the other students." It cost me so much in the way of effort to get there and to be doing the thing I loved best in the world, every moment I was thrilled and the time raced along. Half of it had passed when two things happened that I took advantage of. A vacation of one month occurred in school, and a railroad rate war. This hap- pened before railroad pooling began. Rates to Kansas City were sold for $15.00. I bought a ticket, packed my grip and returned to my old home. I was not expected for six months later. The surprise to my family I shall never forget. I arrived just at dusk and met my sister Rose out for a stroll. There was a scene. And then came my father, just returning from the barn-yard. Some rejoicing, I can say! I remained for the month; earned more than enough to pay my return ticket, and had a very happy time. 0 Harwood's progress from 1884 through 1886 was rapid as an almost in- evitable result of contact with Weggeland's, Lambourne's, and especially Wil- liams's teaching in combination with his strong will to succeed and formidable innate talent. As examples, Harwood's Old Mdiner Flour n/r;/1 of 1884 and Old Lehi Fort of 1885 show a development from the merely topographical ex- hibited in the first painting to something with more compelling atmospheric effects in the second. And Harwood's Boat at San F~ctncisco Bay (1886) is a watercolor possessing such qualities quite beyond either of the two earlier scenes. Horne wrote in the early 1900s, that Williams "had a grea t influence on his pupils, firing them with a determination to win honors." Putting "his whole soul into the work, Harwood won all the honors to be gained there [California School of Design] before he set his face homeward." In this Horne was correct, except for a vacation home to Utah taken by Harwood in the middle of the school year. Horne, Devotees, 5 2-5 3. 26
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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 327506
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327506