B. F. Larsen painting catalogue raisonne

B. F. Larsen painting catalogue raisonne

Dates: 1914-1954

Contains a photocopy of a photocopy of an index of all of B.F. Larsen's works.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.75 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970
  • Call Number: MSS 6698
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Register of B.F Larsen painting catalogue raisonne must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6698; Register of B.F Larsen painting catalogue raisonne; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6698, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found by a cousin of Loretta Evans and Ray Luce, grandchildren of B.F. Larsen. It was donated by Ray Luce and Loretta Evans to be photocopied and then returned to the cousin during the summer of 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Luce and Loretta Evans; 2008.
Related Material
B.F. Larsen autobiography; Oral reminiscences of Bent F. Larsen; B.F. Larsen family papers 1892-1939; Papers, 1910-1967; B.F. Larsen photographs and slides circa 1910s-1960s; B.F. Larsen, artist; Sixty pages from the life of B.F. Larsen, artist and teacher; Register to the B.F. Larsen Collection; B.F. Larsen biographical data; Fifty years ago; A Study of Bent Franklin Larsen as artist and educator.
Subject Terms
Art; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Arts--United States; Material Types; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry, student assistant; 2009.
Appraisal Information
This belongs in 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because it represents the artistic talent of a Mormon, living in Utah, that studied abroad for several years improving his talent and contributed to Brigham Young University by being a faculty member for several years. It also includes artwork that represents this area of the western United States.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Larsen (B. F.) painting catalogue raisonne
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry, student assistant
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T12:11-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Bent Franklin Larsen (1882-1970) was an artist whose paintings are exhibited across the country in many different museums.

Bent Franklin Larsen was born in 1882 in Monroe, Utah. He attended school at Snow College after which he taught school for two years in Cove, Utah and Green River. He then enrolled at Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1912. He then attended the University of Utah where he received his Master of Arts in 1922. He married Geneva Day on September 10, 1907, they had five children. He traveled around the world and attended many art institutions. His paintings are exhibited across the country in many different museums. Many of his paintings have won awards. He was affiliated with BYU for over fifty years, many of those years were spent on the faculty in the art department. There is a gallery in the Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU that is named in honor of him.

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