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B. F. Larsen collection addendum, 1929-1970

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.


  • 1929-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the B. F. Larsen collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Bent Franklin Larsen was born in Monroe, Utah, on May 10, 1882. His parents were Bent R. and Lorena Washburn Larsen. He began his education in Monroe. He went on to graduate from Snow Academy and then received a B.A. degree from BYU in 1912. During that time he married Geneva Day in the Manti LDS temple. After he was married he resided in Springville. He received his master's degree from the University of Utah. He also attended the University of Chicago and spent two years studying in Europe. He was a highly noted artist in Utah and his work has been presented in exhibits all over the world. A large collection of his pieces is located in the collections of BYU. B.F. Larsen served in many art educational positions in Utah until he received his professorship and the chairmanship of the department at BYU. He served for fifty years at BYU until he was given Professor Emeritus status. During his life he had many great accomplishments including being a member of the American Water Color Society and he was a recipient of the David O. McKay Humanities Award and the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teachers Award. He also had an art exhibit displayed in Soloam at the Louvre in Paris, France.


15 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US