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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 038
Description A Basket of Chips Our next unusual experience that day was at the Post Office. It was after hours, but the little post mistress was obliging. I asked her for five foreign stamps which she handed to me, and I had nothing less than a five-franc piece which I gave her. She said she could not change it as the post office money was all locked up. Naturally I handed the stamps back, but she would not take them. She said: "pay some other time." The wonder came to me as to what kind of people I had come in contact with. Such confidence and trust in strangers I had never met in my own country. We were at Pont Aven, and nicely located in the midst of the most beautiful wood, and ending in a little rivulet that became a broad stream as the tide came out and in. A little group of fishing boats found a harbor here to market their fish. All fine themes for the artist? Then there were the fields, or- chards, and interesting streets crossing most picturesque bridges. Within ten minutes walk from our hotel, enough subjects could be found to take a lifetime to paint and never a repetition. My wife went out with me to paint much of the time. Other times she would remain at home to paint a still life of fruits, flowers, or vegetables, or the corner of the room." She had reading, writing, and a little mending to do. We enjoyed every moment of time; the food was delicious, and the weather was mild. Soon the blackberries along the hedges began to ripen but there were never any served so we gathered them and had them sprinkled with sugar for our breakfast, which included toast and coffee. But my wife never took coffee; milk or chocolate was her preference. 26 The 1940 catalog lists two landscapes of the period, Loz1er.s Wood and Oaks of Brittnny (both painted at Pont-Aven and finished later, 1891-92). The second example is a romantically tonal work of the kind done by many so-called "Barbizon" painters. Hmwood Art Exhibition, 8, nos. 21, 22; and Harwood, Art of Jnmes T. Hnrwood, 2, no. 21. 27 An 1891 oil by Harwood was later called Art Student by his son Willard and described as a "painting of my mother while she painted. During their honeymoon in France and after, it was their habit to go on painting excursions together." Harwood, Art of Jnme.s T. Hmwood, 2, no. 20. 38
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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 327518
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327518