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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 049
Description Career, Romance, dnd Family first year did not average above a dollar a day."" The year 1878 I was appointed to teach art in the Salt Lake High School."' With our very small earnings my wife managed to put away five dollars a month in the building society and a year after my appointment we bought a large lot in the southern part of the city. The first spring we planted an orchard of different varie- 43 During this difficult period, Harwood tried opening an art school with two other artists. The school cost him more than it earned, and after a year he gave it up. 44 Improvement in the Harwood family financial situation came about in two ways in the late 1890s. First, the Utah State Constitution of 1896 established an "educational organization which eventually led to a full-fledged secondary school program" that employed J. T. beginning in 1898. S. George Ellsworth, Utnh's HeritLzge (Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, 1972), 392. Then an act of the Utah State Legislature on March 9, 1899, created the Utah State Institute of Fine Arts, largely through the efforts of Harwood's stu- dent Alice Merrill Horne, a member of the legislature. Later in the same year Black Rock, a landscape by Harwood, won a $300 first prize at the organization's exhibition. "Alice Merrill Horne - 2 January 1868-7 October 1948," Utah State Institzlte . . . Annzlal (June IS-July 30, 1961) 1; "Permanent Collection Cata- log," ibid., 11. Such augmentation of the family income was minimal, and a major reason for this was the fact that Harwood tended to paint everything, except portraits, without a commission. His interest was expressed in O/d Barn Ynrd (1897) and Pelican Point ( 1897) - paintings of human activity within light-drenched land- scapes of a definite impressionist-like leaning. The painter's Crrzb Apples (1893) and Pen&es (1897) are fine, very soundly handled studies of still-life forms not unlike his earlier works, but these two (along with a small portrait of fourteen- month old Willard [1894] and a very handsome 1895 presentation of seated figures of the Harwood family entitled Home Life) share, in one way or another, in the artist's new and developing sense of color-filled light. An 1899 etching of Willard and two of his cousins standing beside a country road also shows some- thing of this quality. A canvas called Azltzlmn Mood (1900) Harwood's usage of color to depict leaves of the season in City Creek Canyon, leaves no doubt at all as to the painter's increasing attraction to rather fully saturated hue. Autzlmn Mood, actually a copy of an original of many eventually done of that work by Harwood through the years, and his Azltumn Landscape (1926) show (though typically restrained in connection with that final leap to total color intensity that Harwood almost always saw as going too far) the exquisite impressionistic-treat- ment Harwood was able to apply after further European study. Ruth Harwood stated that "an interesting addition to the artistry of the [University of Utah] exhibition is in the frames which Mr. Harwood has made and decorated during different periods of his life. In the early years he would sometimes use real branches and leaves or acorns on the frames. At another period he would model in high relief forms that would fit the subject matter of the picture." Harwood Art Exhibition, 3. 49
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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 327529
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327529