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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 043
Description Career, Romance, dnd Family Hughs [Marie Gorlinski Hughes], was admitted. That gave my wife a fair standing as an artist. She painted considerable at intervals, but the duties of housewife took up so much of her time that art had to be a side issue. It is very gratifying to me to think how her devotion to art has penetrated through her own family. Her parents and sisters became patrons, not through a feeling of duty, but a love for the beautiful. The opening day of the Salon, May lst, 1892, was a day of intense happiness to us. It is the great day of Paris; the begin- ning of the spring fashions; the best music to be had is there; and every one wears his best. We wore our wedding suits and she looked to me the most beautiful woman there. The deep cherry rose of her lips, and her flesh toned from the delicate pinks to the gray greens and white of her forehead. We took tea for the occasion which cost ten francs, - our only extrava- gance, but the grand opening demanded it. We found our pic- ture well hung, and receiving its share of admirers. We located it the day before at the vernis[sfdge [varnishing}, the artist's day before the public is admitted. (Just thirty years after that her funeral took place. My daughter Ruth's philosophy can here be mentioned: "Remember the vast number that have not had that long companionship, and be thankful for what you have had.") entitled Etude that is "signed lower right corner `H. R. Harwood, Paris, 1892.' " Interview by author with Willard Harwood 6 June 1980; Registry Card No. X-35, Utah Museum of Fine Arts files. According to Everett L. Cooley, retired head of Special Collections of the University of Utah Library, several years ago he saw the Harriett Harwood paint- ing here described by her husband hanging in President James C. Fletcher's office at the University of Utah. (Statement by Cooley to author in May 1983). In 1.914 Horne wrote "In the woman's building, World's Columbian exposi- tion, Mrs. Harriett Richards Harwood exhibited a still life, painted in Paris. She was the only Utahn to receive that honor . . . . Harriett Richards was married to J. T. Harwood in Paris, and remained there with him, studying, visiting in the galleries and painting, until their return to America. She shows originality in choice of subject and has a special aptness for still life. Mrs. George A. Smith owns a small picture by Mrs. Harwood called `Goodies,' in which the qualities on honey, cake, lemon drops and other sweetmeats are surprisingly painted . . . . Mrs. Harwood, . . . has a passion for flowers, especially house plants. She has painted cosmos, asters, chrysanthemums, fruit blossoms and roses. Handf ing her paint daintily she secures that elusive flower quality . . . . Pettinks at Win- dow is one of Mrs. Harwood's best pictures." Horne, Deuotees, 107-8. 43
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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 327523
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327523