Large Mid-Century Modern cityscape painting by prolific period artist, Lee Reynolds for Vanguard Studios. The perfect statement piece for your mad men era space. Perfect period colors of yellows, black and hints of orange. Expressive strokes etch the silhouettes and of buildings, and image of this cityscape painting. Simple wood frame with black stain and thin gold trim. Signed by the artist in the upper right corner, circa 1970s.
Born in Los Angeles, Lee Reynolds Burr has a BFA from the University of Southern California. He has served as Chairman, Board of Directors of East Park Gallery in Los Angeles.
He was the director for Vanguard Studios in Beverly Hills, California in the late sixties and many thousands of artworks bear the signature “Lee Reynolds” or “Lee Burr”. Such artworks were done by others, and following is an attempt by the artist to clear up the confusion existing about these works:
I as an Artist have done no more than 200 “Original” Paintings and Sculptures in my life.
Lee Reynolds was simply a trade name. It was attached to numerous artworks and designs at Vanguard Studios. Vanguard Studios was the largest distributor of decorative art in the world at the time. I guided product development. I was personally responsible for many designs, prototypes, and compositions; however, no “LEE REYNOLDS” signed paintings were actually done by my hand.
In fact, paintings sold internationally, bearing the signature “LEE REYNOLDS” were in every case painted by Staff Artists in the employ of Vanguard Studios. Vanguard Studios sold ONLY decorative art, NOT collector art.