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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 029
Description Career, Rommce, md Fdmily Oh what wealth to begin with. This same friend, Ben Eldredge, brought me several pupils. I never had to take in my sign for lack of earnings, and at the end of a month I made a week-end visit to my home in a tailor-made suit - the first I ever wore. I closed the studio for July and August," and went to the coun- try, and then returned and reopened it to meet, shortly after, the one who was to become my wife. She came to me as a pupil. ROMANCE AND EUROPE It was at the beginning of my second year of teaching that I met the one who was to be my wife? She was eighteen years old and had such true interest and devotion to the work. That alone always compelled my admiration. I had fully decided that I would not marry unless my ideal appeared. This little girl, Beard was thinking more along those lines. However, it was an early work of Harwood's Beard had in mind as he wrote "In my memory there lingers a little picture of some grapes on a piece of tree bark which I saw displayed in a window in Salt Lake 40 or 50 years ago. When my wife and I would talk about it, we always said we would like to eat these grapes." J. K. Davies, collector, Beard Memorabilia, n.d., Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Ii This was the end of the 1886-87 school year, the period of Harwood's first etchings. They are precise, yet soft in line and very carefully rendered. The only 1887 Harwood painting located is Portmit of Grnlzdfnther Hdrwood. Called his "first effort at portrait painting from life," this work is an almost "late Gothic" or "Northern Renaissance" portrayal of his grandfather James Harwood. The subject gazes gravely, even sternly, to the left somewhat in the way of a pre- sumed descendant of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries dour master of portrait sobriety, Albrecht Durer. This despite remembrances of J. T. that his grandfather was Lehi's leading and entirely charming "town wit and poet." Hnrwood At Exhibition, 8, no. 9. It was not that Harwood disliked doing portraits, in fact he enjoyed and would get better at rendering the human form and features. It was rather that his interests ran more to genre, landscape, still life, and combinations of two or three of these in his own paintings. Later there were many works by the artist utilizing entirely recognizable people (often members of the Harwood family), but these figures and faces functioning within the scenes can hardly be classified as portraiture in the strictest sense of that word. 15 It was the autumn of 1887 that J. T. Harwood met Harriett Richards. 29
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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 327509
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327509