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B. F. Larsen painting catalogue raisonne

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 6698

Scope and Contents note

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


  • 1914-1954


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

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.


1 box (0.75 linear ft.)

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An index including all of B.F. Larsen's works. It is a photocopy of a photocopy.

Custodial History note

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Ray Luce and Loretta Evans; 2008.

Appraisal note

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.

Related Archival Materials note

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.

Processing Information note

Processed; Whitney Parry, student assistant; 2009.

Register of B. F. Larsen painting catalogue raisonne
Whitney Parry, student assistant
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States