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Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials

Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials

Dates: 1986

Contains book entitled "Paintings by B.F. Larsen with Table of Contents and Index, compiled by Eugene C Larsen." Contains information on the paintings of B.F. Larsen, including each painting's name, date, size, medium, and current owner at the time of the book's compilation. Paintings date betwen 1914 and 1954 and include scenes from western Europe and Utah. Materials dated 1986.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larsen, Eugene C.
  • Call Number: MSS 8529
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; 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 Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials 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 8529; Eugene C. Larsen collection of B.F. Larsen materials; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8529, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the family of Eugene C. Larsen to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Eugene C. Larsen family; 2014.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Painting, American--20th century; Painting, American--Utah--Photographs; Larsen, Eugene C.; Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Larsen (Eugene C.) collection of B.F. Larsen materials
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-30 13:18:00 -0600.
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Biographical History

Eugene C. Larsen (1911-2006) served in World War II for four years and was the son of painter B.F. Larsen.

Eugene C. Larsen was born August 12, 1911, in Provo, Utah to B.F. and Martha Geneva Day Larsen. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1936. He worked for the Forest Sevice during the summers and eventually earned his master's degree. He also attended Georgetown University and the Sorbonne in Paris. Larsen served in World War II for four years in North Africa and Europe. During a three-day pass, he married LaPeal Winterton on September 2, 1942 and left for war again the next day. After he was discharged, Larsen attended the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in Botany. He and his wife, LaPeal, had five children: Neil, Carol, Howard, Jeanene, and Brenda. After working as a Soil Scientist and Hydrologist for 23 years in Grand Junction, CO, Larsen retired in 1975 and he and his wife served a mission for the LDS church in Dallas, Texas for 18 months. They then returned to Provo and worked in the Provo Temple for 22 years.

Larsen passed away on August 4, 2006, in Provo, UT.

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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