Slides of B. F. Larsen paintings

Slides of B. F. Larsen paintings

Dates: approximately 1943-1966

Materials include 181 slides and 120 duplicates, for a total of 301 slides. They are photographs taken of B. F. Larsen paintings taken between approximately 1943 and 1966, possibly by B. F. Larsen.

  • Extent: 4 folders
  • Creator: Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970
  • Call Number: MSS 8242 Series 1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Arranged in numerical order according to the number given to each slide by B.F. Larsen.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from B. F. Larsen slides must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Slides of B. F. Larsen paintings; MSS 8242; B. F. Larsen slides; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
Subject Terms
Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970; Art, American--20th century; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Images; Landscapes; Painting; Painting, American--20th century; Painting, American--Utah--Photographs; Painting--Photographs; Painting--Utah
Genre / Form
Photographs; Slides (Photography)
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Finding Aid Title
Larsen (B. F.) slides
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Anne Ashton
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:37-0600
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Biographical History

B.F. Larsen (1882-1970) was an artist and professor in Utah. He taught at Brigham Young University.

Bent Franklin Larsen was born in Monroe, Utah on May 10, 1882. Larsen enrolled at Snow Academy in 1899, graduating two years later. In 1906, Larsen began taking classes at BYU. His teachers were so impressed with him that he was hired as a faculty member the following year. On September 15, 1907, he married Geneva Day in the Manti Temple. They had five children -- Rex B., Eugene C., Celia G., Ronald F., and Grant A. Larsen. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at BYU in 1912 and his Master of Arts degree at the University of Utah in 1922. He also studied at several renowned institutions under gifted art teachers. He died in 1970.

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