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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 034
Description A Basket of Chips Taking a year of pleasure under these circumstances was out of the question. After a short visit with them in Switzerland, I returned to America? I must tell of our adventure near Interlocken, Switzerland. She and I went out for our after dinner stroll. We were staying at the Hotel de Thune on the shores of Lake Thune and took the road along the lake toward Interlocken. The mountains came right down to the water's edge, and at the foot of the mountains a road extended to Interlocken. Our interest was not the training of Utah's artists during this time were solidly based, but unques- tionably eclectic period academicians. The roster includes Berenaux, Bohn, Bonnat, Bouguereau, Chapu, Collin, Constant, Cormon, Dampt, Doucet, Elonge, Fleuvier, Laurens, Lefebvre, Mangiapan, Prenet, Rigelot, Simon, Triquigneaux, and Verlet. Olpin, Dictionary, 1-2. During this early period at the Ecole and then the Acudemie Julian (188th go), Harwood studied under both Leon-Joseph-Floretin Bonnat (1834-1923) and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911). Then, following a brief sojourn home to Utah, he studied from 1891 to 1893 under Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921), (Jean-Joseph) Benjamin Constant (1845~1902), and Henri-Lucien Doucet (1856 1895). Of these, the painter is said to have been influenced most by his first three Partisan teachers Bonnat, Lefebvre, and Laurens. Harwood, "National Cyclo- pedia," 2; Haseltine, 100 Years, 42; Salt Ldke Tribune, 3 October 1937; Olpin, Dictionuvy, 246; and Horne, Devotees, 60-61. 21 At this time Harwood created his first portrait following his study in Europe. The painting is "a beautiful profile of Hattie" seated, half-length, and facing right "in a soft green dress, and [is] one of his finest works," according to Ruth Harwood. Harwood, Art of James T. Harwood, 2, no. 16; Havwood Avt Exhibition, 4; Haseltine, 100 Years, 19; and Olpin, Dictionary, 116. There is also an 1890 genre portrait entitled Priscilla for which Hattie prob- ably modeled. It is owned by the State of Utah and was used as the cover illus- tration for the catalog of an exhibition of selections from that collection. Pviscilh is an excellent early example of a crisp and restrained hearthside scene that both Harwood and several of his pupils in later years successfully depicted. Olpin, Retrospecbve of Utah Art, no. 13; 3lst Annual Exhibition of the Utah Art Insti- tute, January 29-February 12, 1933, p. 2, no. 30; 32nd Annual . . . , January 28- February 11, 1934, p. 2, no. 30. While Harwood was enrolled at the Julian, the excellence of his "drawing and . . . handling of color" were noted and such comments, with the resultant and almost immediate leap in the sophistication of his work, seem deserved when the Harwood canvas entitled It&n Flower Girl (ca. 1889~go), a full-length figure study in costume, is observed. B. F. Larsen statement from an interview conducted by T. A. Leek on December 8, 1960 in Leek, "James T. Harwood," 2. Regarding honors received at that time, Harwood's painting, Anointing of Solomon was awarded the Laurens' Medal and placed on the wall at the Academy Julian. "He was the third American up to that time who had ever received the bronze medal for painting." Harwood, "National Cyclopedia," 2. 34
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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 327514
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327514