JAMES TAYLOR HARWOOD
Born in Lehi, Utah in 1860, James T. Harwood began as a wide-eyed student of Alfred Lambourne (1850-1926), a self-taught artist from England, and Danquarth Anton Weggeland (1827-1918), who came to Salt Lake City from Norway. Taylor's next teacher was Virgil Williams (1830-1886) at the California School of Design in San Francisco. An early work executed there in 1884, Bunch of Grapes (Brigham Young University Museum of Fine Arts) is so successful in its imitation of nature that one is tempted to recall Pliny the Elder's anecdote in Historia Naturalis about actual birds pecking at a painting of grapes by the ancient painter Zeuxis. In San Francisco, Harwood met Guy Rose; the two w
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