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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 074
Description A Basket of Chips interests that were akin to art productions, and enjoyed it very much till it got too big for me. Then came our decision to go to California to get into the swim of art interests, production and creation. One of the great lessons of life was taught me there. I want to state here that the death blow to art in Utah for many years came from the public display of art differences among the artists of the state. It has happened frequently in the history of art, and finally comes to an adjustment. But many fine people get set-backs in life from which they may never recover, while a few get in- dividual temporary advancement? TEACHING RECIPES Mv creative work in art has never ceased in one line and that is teaching. I receive great compensation from that work as I have a long list of very successful pupils and some of them won national fame? To me it is ever a joy to know that I have have had some influence in their growth. Here I may serve some of my teaching recipes to me in obtaining good results. If one finds a aid that are an real genius 71 Even though J. T. was quite successful in the life-style he had chosen as a Salt Lake farmer/artist/teacher, he decided to move his family (except Wil- lard, who was already a mechanical arts teacher for the Salt Lake City schools) to California in 1920. Harwood was now sixty years old, and the decision was apparently a kind of retirement move. The Harwood brush of 1920 (first in the freely flowing Little Cottonwood Canyon and then with the very brushy and bril- liantly colored The Pacific Shore), seems to be a break from what had perhaps become a much too well-established career pattern in Utah. Before the Harwoods left, Lee Greene Richards painted the Portruit of James Taylor Hurwood, the image of a man in the fullness of later life (oil on canvas, 1920, The Richards Memorial Collection University Purchase from Artist, 1937, Brigham Young Uni- versity). This painting has been used as the frontispiece to this publication. 72 "The years after a 1911 European trip [until l92O} were spent in teach- ing, both at his private studio and in the West and East High Schools." B. F. Larsen remembered Harwood's "studio and classroom became centers of enthu- siasm for art," and "many of his students have made contributions toward raising the standard of culture in the state." Hurwood Art Exhibition, 6; Leek, "James T. Harwood," 4. 74
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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 327554
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327554