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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 149
Description A New Life "What is seeming ? Time and time again these months I have thought what do any of us know about what another per- son feels ? A smile - a laugh - I used to think of course they stood for happiness. There can be much laughter and it means nothing, but surely anything is kinder for a friend to see than tears." ' LAE June 7,1928 It is now nearly five years since the first writings, and a new life has come to me - a land of Dreams. I call it the "Land of Eldorado." 3 My painting interests are renewed, and many successes have come my way." I have visited Europe once more, and expect to go again this summer with Ruth. I am exhibiting in Paris again, and was made a member of the American Art Association of 2 Ibid., 137, 110, 159, 164, 178, 180, 181-82. 3 The term Eldorado, or El Dorado, was the name sixteenth century Span- iards gave to a legendary Indian chief whose tribe was thought to inhabit north- ern South America. This chief was believed to be fabulously wealthy, and El Dorado means "The Gilded One" in Spanish. Eventually the term came to be applied to that chief's city, country, or land. Much later, the name El Dorado became a reference to any realm, imagined or otherwise, containing enormous wealth or promise. 4 It was in 1925 that Harwood's third and last Salt Lake City studio was built, and he used the Lake Street studio, when in town, for the next fifteen very productive years. Also in 1925, evidently visiting Ruth at her home in the Berkeley Hills of northern California, Harwood painted a scene showing the place with the San Francisco Bay in the background. It is a charming scene in its vibrant color usage (and thus related in this way to Harwood's The Pacific Shore of 1920). With such a creation as Berkeley, Harwood apparently hit upon the essence of what was to become his latest, and very consistent, painting manner - a form of Post-Impressionism, usually termed "Neo-Impressionism." Harwood now entered the world of the modernisms. Essentially, Neo-Impressionism, the invention of the painter Georges Seurat, was accomplished by means of two pseudo-scientific operations called "pointellism" and "divisionism." Divisionism is "the breaking-up of color into its component parts," while pointellism is the "application in dots of uniform size of those parts" so that "at the right distance, the spectator's eye automatically mixes the colours." Mervyn Levy, ed., The Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms (Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1961), 89. 149
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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 327629
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327629