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
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.
210 Linear Feet
121 boxes, 30 framed prints
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