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Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1882 - 1970

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.

Citation:
Fifty years ago, 1962: caption (B.F. Larsen)

OCLC, Sept. 29, 2008 (hdg. Larsen, B. F. (Bent Franklin), 1882-1970; usage: B.F. Larsen)

Utah historical quarterly, spring 1997: page 134 (B. F. Larsen) page 136 (Bent Franklin Larsen; BYU Art Department; AB, BYU, 1912; MA, University of Utah, 1922; advanced studies at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago; studied in Europe in Paris; professor and head of the Art Department)

BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications, website viewed August 12, 2014 (B. F. Larsen; Bent Franklin Larsen; artist, teacher, humanitarian, leader in his community and church; born in Monroe, Utah on May 10, 1882; enrolled in Snow Academy in 1899, graduated 2 years later and began his career as a teacher in Cove, Utah and then Green River, Utah; began taking classes at BYU; began teaching at BYU as a faculty member; BA, BYU, 1912; MA, University of Utah 1922; chair of the BYU Art Department for 52 years)

Find a grave, website viewed August 12, 2014 (Bent Franklin "B.F." Larsen; born May 10, 1882, Monroe, Utah; Died Jan 3, 1970, Orem, Utah)

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

B. F. Larsen collection addendum, 1929-1970

 Series
Identifier: UA 556 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains personal papers, including art work, clippings, exams, postcards, art textbooks, articles, photos and slides, printed art, and correspondenc.

Dates: 1929-1970

B. F. Larsen correspondence and mementos, 1910-1967

 Series
Identifier: UA 556 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, and published articles or items about B.F. Larsen, BYU Art Department and Utah art. Includes chronological correspondence, an autobiography, articles and reports, minutes, art notebooks, outlines and coures notes, and teaching materials.

Dates: 1910-1967

B. F. Larsen photograph of banking and finance class, 1895

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 38
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 81
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of banking and finance class by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1895. Print created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: 1895

B. F. Larsen photograph of banking and finance class, 1895

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 30-49
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 2 Item 1033
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of banking and finance class by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1895. Negative created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: 1895

B. F. Larsen photograph of bookkeeping class, approximately 1895

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 39
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 82
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of bookkeeping class by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1895. Print created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: approximately 1895

B. F. Larsen photograph of bookkeeping class, approximately 1895

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 30-49
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 2 Item 1037
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of bookkeeping class by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1895. Negative created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: approximately 1895

B. F. Larsen photograph of Brigham Young University orchestra, approximately 1904

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 66
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 1 Item 166
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of Brigham Young University orchestra by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1904. Picture includes Robert Sauer. Print created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: approximately 1904

B. F. Larsen photograph of Brigham Young University orchestra, approximately 1904

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 50-69
Identifier: UA P 2 Series 2 Item 1076
Scope and Contents

Reproduction of a photograph of Brigham Young University orchestra by B. F. Larsen, approximately 1904. Negative created between 1970 and 1975.

Dates: approximately 1904