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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 079
Description Cheer, Romance, md Family "You can draw anything you can see. It may be crudely done, but the great art is to Jee." "Use very few colors - four strings to the violin is better than forty." "Have plenty of paint on the palette. It tempts the instruc- tor to fit it on his thumb." "Mix a little brains with that color - it gives more life to what you are painting." "Do not put eyebrows there that nature did not give. She knows best." "There are forms of beauty that eyebrows mar." "Invariably you all paint the vase or flower pot before you do the flowers. Why not think before you act? The flower is a fragile short-lived delicate patch of beautiful color. Tomorrow it may be gone or so changed that it is not paintable, while the vase or pot can be there indefinitely." "Suppose I have a sitter for a portrait and I take the first day to paint his coat or shoes. The next day he is dead. Any one could have posed for the shoes or coat but there will never be an opportunity for his head again." "Take a few minutes to sketching in the flowers. The rest can wait. Then paint as rapidly as possible for unless you get the flowers the rest is worthless." Those little comparisons seem to force the point and good results -follow rapidly. Many terms and expressions or scoldings by teachers leave the pupils in the air. The best criticism is prompted by love, not to punish, find fault or discourage the pupil? 75 "Wherever the hand of man creates, there will be found some place for art," J. `I'. d ecreed, and "without a doubt the greatest number of sense impres- sions come to mind through the medium of sight." Therefore, he continued, "it is for a man to make these many things that he must see about him as agreeable and uplifting as possible, and this can be no other than the field of art . . . . As everyone has something to do with making the environment about him, so every- one should have some knowledge by which he can beautify his individual world. This might be called a general art training, the vocabulary of art which everyone can grasp to some extent, irrespective of artistic talent . . . . Such a few of those who go through high schools ever become professional in any artistic line that my 79
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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 327559
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327559