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Guide to the Erik M. Lauritzen Photographs, 1958-2012
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Description
This collection contains negatives, photographs and digital prints by the American photographer Erik M. Lauritzen, as well as posters, exhibit announcements, reviews, correspondence, writings by and about him, artwork and ephemera.
Background
Erik M. Lauritzen was born in Illinois in 1953. After moving to California, he studied art, graduating from San Francisco Art Institute with a B.F.A. in 1977, and from California State University, Northridge, with an M.F.A. in 1980. He exhibited his work consistently from the mid-1970s in galleries throughout California and in Nevada, as well as in many cities across the continent. Besides his works at the University of California, Santa Cruz, there are also works in many collections throughout the United States, including at the Kresge Art Museum in Lansing, Michigan, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Johnson Museum in Ithaca, New York.
Extent
119 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections & Archives.
Availability
The collection is open research.