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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 071
Description Cmeer, Romance, and Family For the face of Christ I asked a painter friend to pose. I know of no man living who had more of the character of the Christ, hence it was an inspiration to work from him. I cannot give his name as it was his wish that I should not. I painted a water color of my son Willard, sitting on the old studio steps, whittling."" I sent the two to the Salon and then it was the anxious waiting for the news of acceptance or re- jection. This was the work I had put my greatest hopes and energies into as I felt that I could never have another oppor- tunity in the great art center. It seemed the greatest tragedy of my life when the word came, "Rejected." The water color was accepted and on the first of May I did not care to look it up or see anything. I was so filled with grief. My wife went through the Salon with a friend. To be our last Salon that we could ever enter together filled me with despair. I had hoped for so much. I was pre- paring to ship it home with my other things when a friend and his wife came to see it, (Mr. and Mrs. Taggart) .(`I They spoke very highly of it and urged me to leave it for the next year which I did? 63 Willard used to sit "on the stairs leading into the Paris studio while watching the production of the Adomtion of Ages and the antics of the [blind model's] dog," and he sometimes carved absent-mindedly on a stick to pass the time. J. T. painted his son as The Boy IVbittler (Harwood Family Collection), rather casually and broadly in watercolor during the on-going and much more involved process of painting Adorntion of Ages. Harwood, Art of James T. Hm- u~ood, 4, no. 36. 6-g The friend was probably George Henry Taggart ( 1865-- ? ), a rather sophisticated portrait specialist from New York City who moved to Provo, Utah, for health reasons in the late 1800s. Taggart painted a number of L. D. S. Church and Utah government figures, as well as several genre and genre/landscape pic- tures (represented in the Utah State, Salt Lake City, L. D. S., and Lagoon Cor- poration Collections). In 1901 he served with J. T. on the governing board of the Utah Art Institute. 65 Among other works by Harwood during this Paris stay is Jwede Build- ers, a "sketch done in Paris for [a] large picture owned by B. Y. U." His son Willard posed for two of the figures in 1904. The large version of Jwede Budders became known as Boy C7wpentet.s or The Youq Constructors. Horne stated it "was sent to the exhibition of the Society of Western Artists and 71
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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 327551
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327551