James Taylor Harwood (04/08/1860 - 1940)

James Taylor Harwood was born in Lehi, Utah in 1860 into an arts-oriented family. He was the first of the late-nineteenth-century Utah artists to study in Paris. As a painter, he his work shows the beginning of Utah impressionism. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1940.

Dan Weggeland and Alfred Lambourne, two noted Utah artists, were his early instructors and mentors. He also studied under Virgil Williams in San Francisco. In 1888, he began study at the Académie Julian under Jules LeFebre and Benjamin Constant and in 1889 and at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Bonnat in 1890. Harwood served as chair of the University of Utah Art department from 1923 to 1931.

Paintings like The Gleaners show evidence of Harwood's French impressionist training. J.T. Harwood was the first Utah artist to have his paintings accepted in Paris Salon.  Preparations for Dinner (1892), Young Mechanic (1903), Boy Whittler (1904), and Adoration of the Ages (1905) were exhibited in Paris.

Biography adapted from Springville Museum of Art.


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BLACK ROCK
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DR WILLARD RICHARDS
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La Plaine des Pyrenees
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MARBLE FROM ITALY
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NOTRE DAME, PARIS
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OLD APPLE TREE
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OLD SAW MILL
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PIONEER MILL
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PORT OF DREAMS
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PRISCILLA
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SCENE IN LIBERTY PARK
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Spring Scene