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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 062
Description A Basket of Chips not yet learned the danger of letting a child eat all it craves. Through that he became poisened with canker and died very suddenly. It seemed almost more than we could stand.53 We found a renter for our home and a good, kind friend, Miss Teasdel to take my place at school? I was granted a leave of absence and Miss Teasdel lent me out of her wages enough every month to help us through the time of our stay in Paris. My wife's parents and sister Blanch decided to go with us. We located near each other so that I was free to study and paint, things then went along nicely."" 53 From James Harwood, Sr.`s account: "February [ 1902) little Lawrence, Jim's youngest died. He had passed through a siege of the measles and seemed to be doing all right but was taken sick and in a very short time died. He was over one year old and a very fine healthy child. On the following Sunday we went to Salt Lake to attend the funeral. A very appropriate service was held at the house. Jim's pupils and friends bringing some most beautiful floral designs and so life is mixed up with the bitter and the sweet, but I think we would have been happier had he lived." Harwood, "Autobiography," 56; Hn~wood Art Exhibition, 5. 51 Mary Teasdel (1863-1937) was one of the most interesting and talented Utah artists to study in Paris. A more flamboyant brush handler than J. `I'. Har- wood (her major teacher in Utah), in early genre works Mary Teasdel evoked a similar sense of calm atmosphere to that accomplished by Harwood in his treat- ment of parallel subjects. A subtle colorist, she demonstrated an increasing love of the "painterly approach" in many later landscapes and still-life scenes. Also a portraitist, Teasdel early became proficient in not only oils, but watercolor and pastel. These technical accomplishments were often combined with other skills associated with the interior decorator. Studying with Harwood by 189 1, Teasdel was in New York for a winter quarter of drawing and painting classes at the National Academy of Design six years later. In 1899 she and two close friends, Lara Rawlins (later Cauffman) and May Jennings (later Farlow) went to France to study painting. They were joined soon afterward in Paris by Lu Deen Chris- tensen, and for several years by a number of others. The nucleus of a large, very important, and effective group of committed Utah women in the arts was formed. Returning to Utah in 1902, Teasdel was immediately appointed by Governor Heber M. Wells to the governing board of the Utah Art Institute, and in general became involved in many state-wide and Salt Lake City cultural activities. Find- ing employment in the Salt Lake school system as an "instructor of art" (rephc- ing Harwood at Salt Lake City High School), Teasdel also established a private studio in her residence on C Street. Olpin, Dictionmy, 246-48. 55 Arriving back in Paris again in 1903, the Harwoods spent "many happy hours" at their rented residence and in the city's parks and woods on various out- ings. These two years were remembered by them all as filled with "joy, educa- tion, and worth." This was especially true for J. T., as the "period was rich in work" as well as associations with not only family members, but mentors, former 62
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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 327542
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327542