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.
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
119 boxes, 1 oversize folder
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.
The collection is open research.