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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 070
Description A Baket of Chips named one of my principal models. That is the life sized mani- kin. I hired it by the month and draped the costume of Christ around it. The folds could then remain as I wished to paint them, while with the live model they differed every day. I completed the small canvas, then transferred it to the large by squaring it up and using only the outlines. All imperfections I tried to correct in the large canvas, intending, when it was finished as well as I could to show it to my masters, Leon Bonnet and John Paul Laurens? Now the work began all over with each model in turn so that I finished from the center of the picture outward. Bv the time I was as far along as I could get, I took it to Bonnet and he pointed out several important corrections. The head of the Christ was too large. Another improvement would be to show both hands of the little girl."' Here I wish to tell how little, artists of one's own standing, can help one. On a quick sketch that has not been much studied much assistance can often be rendered. Not one of the criticisms of my friends touched the vital points, but they would all have appeared to me in time if I had put it away awhile. The changing of the size of the Christ head required more days with the model and it was all drawn over. I reduced the head but a little in order to retain as much of the work possible that I had done, and also I lowered the hands and feet which gave it the right proportions. The other changes I made and took it again to my master. He said it was much improved and hoped it would be admitted to the Salon. I also had Laurens see it in my studio. 61 Harwood's teachers in Paris. 62 That Harwood was Bonnat's kind of painter during this period seems proven bY Bonnat's attitude to ward another of his students Hen ri de Toulouse- Lau tree (1 864-1901 ) enrolled in his class in 1882. "A successful portrait painter [Bonnat], was strongly opposed to Impressionism and any other challenge to the classic tradition . . . . Bonnat, perhaps sensing Lautrec's natural affiliation with the `moderns' whom he detested, was a harsh and discouraging teacher." John Loftus, Toulotlse-Lautrec (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1969), 6. 70
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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 327550
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327550