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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 135
Description Rumimtions of Life md Art After the lunch she and some of the children would go for a climb and look for geological specimens. Ruth did not like the pace they set in their climbs so her joy was to go wading in the creek or to make a little watercolor sketch. On most of the trips I painted while the others climbed and explored.7 One dav I went with them to see the old lime kilns and we had great fun sending rocks from the quarry down the old shutes and seeing them leap and bound out into space. One trip we took several times in our surrey with the pinto horse pulling. This was to Lehi where my parents and some of my sisters lived. Starting early in the morning, driving six or eight miles, and then we would stop for our breakfast which was prepared the night before. It included cold chicken or some other cold meat. Once we forgot matches and there was no one up at that early hour from whom to beg a few. But we finally procured some at a nearbv farm house. When we came to the point of the mountain the two youngsters were much disappointed for they had been told that they might buy an ice cream cone there. Anyone knowing this 7 Shorter Harwood family outings were to Salt Lake City's Liberty Park, a place of great significance to J. T. and Hattie. (See Part Two, note 17.) In the period, 1907-1910, Harwood's interests turned toward a more coloristically oriented and somewhat broader watercolor approach. Horne felt this approach produced Harwood's "most noteworthy work . . . a collection of twenty-five water-colors, painted within one year's time [ 1907-19081, . . . all in and about Liberty Park" representing "the actuance of the seasons." Mrs. Horne continued, "all the artists agree that in this collecti on Harwood has best realized his powers." Three of them were show n in the Salon. Alfred Lambourne "selected a verse, or composed a stanza, to suit the theme of each picture," and Harwood was so proud of the group, he refused "to sell one from this collection, which he recognizes as his most representative work." Later, however, in July 1932 "the last $100 of $ 3000, the price of this notable h istoric collection has just been paid, and the 24 pictures [one less than Horne's earlier twenty-five], painted by J. T. Harwood in one year's time, are the cherished possessions of the West High." An April 1976 catalog of the "Salt Lake City School District Fine Art Collec- tion," stated that " 17 watercolor scenes [eight less than Horne's earliest twenty- five, and seven less than originally purchased] of Liberty Park as it was in 1907 and 1908 are owned by West High School." Home, Dewtees, 54-56; Home, Art Strnnds (July, 1932), 9; Fine Art Collection (Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City School District, 1976)) 8-9. 13s
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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 327615
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327615