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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 037
Description Cheer, Romance, mzd Family It was my intention that we were not to be taken as newly weds but as soon as we arrived at our train the very kind guard showed us into a coach compartment and closed the door at once. Whenever a passenger came to that door the guard was there to hurry them off to some other compartment and at every station he guarded us from intrusion. Maybe you think I did not give him a good substantial tip! We stopped at Orleans, the birth place of Joan of Arc. The next day's ride brought us to Nantes and the third day we arrived at Concarno but it was overcrowded with artists so we decided to take a cab for Pont Aven. We had such a beautiful ride through the Sardine country where miles of hedges were made from waste [sardine) tin trimmings. Then we passed through farm districts where the peasant's huts were built of slabs of granite stood on end. We arrived at Pont Aven in good time and engaged pension or board and a cosy little upstairs bedroom with Madam Gloniac. Here we spent the first four months of our married life and such delightful weeks they were! We both painted every day of the time.25 I must tell of the people we found there. The first thing that impressed me was the perfect trust of the Breton people. On taking possession of our quarters I took out my purse and counted out the first month's pay for room and board but Madam refused it and told me to pay at the end of the month, as that was their custom. I said it was my custom to pay in advance and in that way I took no chance of spending or losing the money. But she would not have it. 25 "Their honeymoon was spent at Pont-Aven, a picturesque French village brimming with inspiration for artists . . . . They both painted every day, some- times landscapes and sometimes still life and indoor scenes." Hmwood Art 2% hibition, 4. Working at the center of a favorite impressionist and post-impressionist haunt, Harwood was nevertheless still fascinated by general academic realist tech- nique, and his Child of Britt~~ny ( 1891) is a well-executed picture of a peasant girl seated in a dark, Rembrandtesque interior. Harwood was pursuing a stylistic direction totally in line with his credentials. 37
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327517
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327517