In 1923 James Taylor Harwood began writing his memories shortly after his wife Harriett's death. He recorded the details of his youth, his studies and travels in Europe, the creative process behind his most significant paintings, and his teaching career. Then, from 1928, the memoirs became a journal that documented his second marriage and later works. A man of many interests, he was also a gentleman farmer and an accomplished printmaker.
Most importantly, Harwood was ranked among the most substantial contributors to Utah impressionism. Actively producing oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil drawings, and etchings for over half a century, his works are prized items today in art galleries and institutions throughout the West. His personal account, along with the editor's informative notes, enhance appreciation not only of Harwood but of the aesthetic sense of the region. --Google Books