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Neil Juhl Larsen research material on Charles Biederman, circa 1927-2011

Neil Juhl Larsen research material on Charles Biederman, circa 1927-2011

Larsen, Neil Juhl, 1956-2006

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Collection Information

Size: 9.4 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Neil Juhl Larsen (1956-2006) was a writer and artist and friend and biographer of modernist painter and sculptor Charles Biederman. Larsen died in 2006 while preparing the biography, and the project was turned over to art historian Susan Larsen (no relation to Neil), who had written on Biederman as well. The biography, "Charles Biederman," was published in 2011.

Provenance

Donated 2012 by Susan M. Fridley, Neil Juhl Larsen's widow. Original material came directly from Charles Biederman and his daughter Anna Biederman Brown for the purposes of completing Biederman's biography and was compiled by Neil Larsen, and at his death, Susan Larsen.

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Location of Originals

  • Originals of document photocopies and photographs of artwork found in this collection are located at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.

Scope and Contents

The Neil Juhl Larsen research material on Charles Biederman measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from circa 1927-2011. The material was compiled primarily by Neil Juhl Larsen in preparation for his biography, "Charles Biederman" (Hudson Hills Press, 2011). Also included is a small amount of material compiled by art historian Susan Larsen (no relation to Neil), who completed the book after Neil Larsen's death in 2006. The bulk of the research material consists of original papers belonging to Charles Biederman, including biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, and photographs. These papers were given to Neil Juhl Larsen by Biederman and his daughter Anna Biederman Brown.

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