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 own work consistently from the mid-1970s in galleries throughout California and in Nevada, as well as in many cities across
the continent. Besides his archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz (MS 23), 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,
Property rights reside with the University of California. Rights are retained by the creators of the photographs and their
heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections & Archives.