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    I was given a Lee Reynolds Painting (not a Poster) by my ex that was going to throw it in the trash. It is 48'x60 without frame & is signed Lee Reynolds. It looks to be Oil paint on canvas. It also has a pencil mark on the back of canvas that says it is A-6042. I am wondering if anyone knows anything about the value or any other information that would help.

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 12 years ago
      The A-6042 shows that it is a Vanguard piece. That means Lee Reynolds did not actually paint it. He allowed his students to use his name on paintings as a way of promoting his name. Real Lee Reynolds paintings include his last name "Burr".
    2. cis2you cis2you, 12 years ago
      Dizzydave is right on.
    3. heidi482, 12 years ago
      Thank you for your help. Does that mean that it is not of much value since his student painted it?? I only ask because I have found a few on ebay not signed Burr that are starting in the $300 range as high as $1200.
    4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 12 years ago
      Did you notice the ones at 75.00, 95.00, 300.00, 1200.00 not one of those has a bid or a buy it now sale. Thats because everyonen on ebay that I see is all by the Vanguard Studios Students. Lee would sign his own paintings Lee Reynolds Burr or Lee Burr. There are a few paintings he signed very early in his career 1960-61 Lee Reynolds but very few. Here is some info on Lee. Dave
      Lee Reynolds is another FAB example of the 60s trend of art for the masses. Artist Lee Reynolds Burr founded Vanguard Studios in 1964. Like C. Jeré and
      Vanguard Studios produced more painted canvases bearing one signature, Lee Reynolds, than any artist in history, but none of the artworks for sale were actually painted by Lee Reynolds Burr.
      Artisan House, Vanguard Studios employed numerous artists to duplicate original paintings. Backgrounds were often done in acrylics and then line-work was silkscreened from the master copy. (This silkscreening technique was also used by Andy Warhol’s The Factory.) Details were then added to the screened lines to create a raised effect. The finished product was then sprayed with an oil sealer, thus creating an original oil painting. Paintings were signed Lee Reynolds. Vanguard Studios also used other signatures including Reynolds, Stuart and Van Gaard.

    5. Pegzza, 11 years ago
      While looking up much of the same info in reguards to owning a Reynolds painting, or so i thought as well, i looked on the backside of the print to find '506myo'...can anyone tell me what this may mean? Thanks
    6. terri, 11 years ago
      I have a painting 4 1/2 feet square, signed Reynolds. On back is 573 and a tag attached with his picture and short bio. It is a clown, lots of orange, framed. Any idea what it is worth... or how to find out.
    7. Jim Warren, 11 years ago
      I have a very large painting 4' X 5' of what appears to be a large flower of some type signed by Lee Reynolds. The number on the back is #1001. A lady gave it to me about 10 yrs ago. She told me she purchased it in the early 70s at an art shop on the Plaza in Kansas City Mo.for $500.00. I would like to know the value if possible.
    8. Jim Warren, 11 years ago
      I have a very large painting 4' X 5' of what appears to be a large flower of some type signed by Lee Reynolds. The number on the back is #1001. A lady gave it to me about 10 yrs ago. She told me she purchased it in the early 70s at an art shop on the Plaza in Kansas City Mo.for $500.00. I would like to know the value if possible.
    9. Dave Carr, 11 years ago
      I have two lee reynolds oil painting One is a painting of a large boat looks like a ship with a lot of sails the color is rush and black on the back is the #592 hm. The second one looks like a refection on the water with a sun set.on the back is the #556 Could anyone help me .
    10. Joan Marx, 11 years ago
      I have a Lee Reynolds 5'x4' oil on canvass of a seascape with a large tropical tree. It is on canvass and is not raised. It's predomionately blue. Simple thin metal frame. A number is on back . Is it possible to find a value?
    11. Patti Hemingway, 11 years ago
      I have a large Lee Reynolds of a monochromatic Owl with numbers on the back
      but I am assuming it is one of his students.
    12. mark gutillo, 11 years ago
      i bought a lee reynolds of a floral style it looks like a older painting it is lettered and numbered on the back how can i find out if le painted it or a studen
    13. Tracey Richardson, 11 years ago
      I have a very large, appears to be oil on canvas, signed Lee Reynolds. On the back it is listed as 1967 Vangard Studios. Would this be one that the students did..and if so, what would be a realistic price to ask for it? Thank you for your thoughts.
    14. pam, 11 years ago
      251l81 is the number on the back of my huge canvas lee reynolds painting bought at a garage sale. marron, blue and yellow flowers in a pot. a cement pillar and steps of flowers growing up and around it. any one seen this one?
    15. lenie Huijbers, 11 years ago
      I have e Lee Reynolds signed painting since 1983 bought in Holland.
      I still like it very mucht
    16. skglentaylor, 11 years ago
      I have a actual painting of a roman soldier that is signed by reynolds, it dosent say burr, but the back says " 564, TLK. if anyone knows if its worth anything i would really appreciate it if someone told me.
    17. Phil A, 11 years ago
      I have a 4' x 5' Lee Reynolds of a Venice Itally scene, real pretty painting, nice complementory colors, hues, sky, clouds, buildings, bridge and a small boat, no people, just a really nice large painting I use to cover an ugly window on the side of my house inside. The painting in a golden thin frame really is a nice piece, but not a Bur, owell. At least I know about what price to ask, I can see how someone would maybe pay more for a painting like this that maybe it's worth. Thanks for all the great information. : )
    18. Wendy, 11 years ago
      Hi, I have a very large Lee Reynolds painting just like many others it seems. I'm a little disappointed that he allowed others to use his name as a way of getting his name out there. I wonder if there is a way to find out who actually painted these pieces. My painting is abstract with a painted mat (grey in color), colors are black, dark grey, red, white, with white drops of paint in various places. There is no stamp on reverse side however in black marker there is a number #133143. Also, in black marker 3143J. And written in blue ink is the following numbers 526 4-444-0935-133143. I purchased this at a thrift store just yesterday because I had done a search of the painters name on eBay... and only now realizing the amounts may be far off from the actual value.
    19. tumptover, 11 years ago
      I came across a Lee Burr charcoal drawing that is signed in pencil. It is of an old man hanging out of a window smoking a cigarette. I have searched and search and cannot find any info on this piece. It is definitely charcoal and not a lithograph. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
    20. cebbigh, 11 years ago
      I have a large framed painting signed Lee Reynolds on the lower left hand corner. There are three white/peach colored open flowers and one unopened bud that branch into the canvas from the upper left corner. There is a number 153835 stamped on the back of the frame. I have no intention of selling it, I paid nothing for it to begin with. It was discarded by a consignment shop in Dilworth, MN and I could not resist it. Even if it has no monetary value, I'd like to know more about it's origin.
    21. TheRealBubbles50, 10 years ago
      I have a abstract oil painting by Lee Reynolds, of about 10 horses. The colors are Blue, Rose, Yellow, White, Gold, Tan & Brown, with 3 mountian types in the background. The painting is signed in the lower right hand side. There are numbers on the canvas back, and on the frame back. On the canvas the numbers are:132443. And on the frame back they are:180114414. The picture measures as follows width is 50" by40" high.
    22. kris_fogleman, 10 years ago
      Well I have a large Lee Burr signed painting oil I beleive the name on it is " ports of call" looking for information on it if anyone could help that would be nice thank you
    23. sallima, 10 years ago
    24. soni, 10 years ago
      i have 2 lee reynolds huge paintings..both are floral...both have numbers on back..132747 and 153520..does this mean they were both done by the students?..i love them anyway but would like to get info on the students who may have painted them...thanks
    25. m.ralph, 10 years ago
      I have a 48x38 large painting # 548 by Lee Reynolds . I bought it back in 1960/61. Its a painting of a lady with black hair flowing across her face. Is there any way that I could get an appraised value on the painting? Thanks Ralph
    26. somanyvintageitems, 9 years ago
      i recently aquired a lee reynolds floral oil 48x60 #154123 i also am curious of the value and history of the painting? thank you to anyone who can help!frank
    27. bcooch, 9 years ago
      I aquired a signed large Lee Reynolds oil painting looks like sunrise on frost tipped trees with lake and walking path. Would love information about this one
    28. artspeck, 9 years ago
      Until the Obama economy, Lee Reynolds paintings were selling like hot cakes in the range of $200 to $450 apiece on ebay. Special ones consistently sold for double and triple those amounts. I could not keep them in stock. I sold a ton to professionals for their offices. When this economic nightmare is over, Lee Reynolds paintings will soar in price. They are varied in topic, beautiful, mostly big and of consistent quality, so their popularity will endure. What's not to like? The older they get, the better they look.
    29. elvisandboxers, 8 years ago
      glad to hear that these paintings will only go up and appreciate in value. I just won bid on my third painting. I love the sizes of his paintings and how they are very modern/colorful and really love the era.
    30. jerrycrossno1, 8 years ago
      I hope someone can help me find out if I have
      An original painting by Lee Reynolds and its
      Value I believe its Abstract numbers on the wood
      Framework are two sets 180 1153 5.3 other
      Numbers are 158949 beautiful art work id like find
      Out something hope someone can help
      To find out something
    31. krackerjack, 8 years ago
      I have a Lee Reynolds 5'x4' oil on canvass of flowers in a vase, very lovely. Just wondering if anyone know anything of the DM2161 mark as it is signed Lee Reynolds?
    32. BRuiz28, 7 years ago
      I have a oil painting signed Van Guard on the front and #942 on the back it looks to be two nuns walking in a monastery with a well in the middle I can't find anything bout it on the internet not even a picture can anybody help please
    33. kulektor, 7 years ago
      I was doing some research on the Vanguard Studios and saw this thread. I do understand that it is old with the last post being 3 mos ago. I do believe that the following info might be of help to those researching Vanguard Studios, East Park Gallery, Lee Reynolds, Lee Burr. The information below is credited exclusively to Ro Gallery who represents Lee Reynolds Burr's original works. None which he created for Vanguard Studios. Below are Mr. Burr's own words from his artist's bio at Ro Gallery. Not sure I am allowed to add a link so just search for Lee Reynolds Burr bio, Ro Gallery and you will get the link.
      Lee Reynolds, American (1936 - )

      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.

      LEE BURR
      No paintings signed “Lee Burr” done at Vanguard Studio’s, ever touched my hand. Only edition Graphics and signed posters bear the signature “LEE BURR” and that signature is authentic.

      Paintings signed “Lee Burr” and done at East Park Gallery only rarely touched my hand. Almost all were produced by my then assistant Rudolpho Carlos, and were responses to commissions from art dealers. They were done and offered in any number of sizes and colorations. They were interpretations deriving from an example work conceived and executed entirely by my hand.

      A few of these examples and only a few actually done by my hand at East Park Gallery were ever released; simply because paint was splattered on them over time by my assistant as he produced derivative works. We called such works “series originals”. These artworks were then priced from about $1,000 to $2,000 US.

      Important: To identify authorship, and eliminate confusion I now sign all my personal works- those done entirely by my hand- with my full name- Lee Reynolds Burr. I have recently added a thumb print to such original works. I hope this eliminates some of the confusion

    34. Catchphrase Catchphrase, 7 years ago
      Am wondering if anyone can help me, I got a painting which is lovely signed by lee Reynolds and I think is water colour painted, how would I know the date/value? I've looked up online and can't seem to find another the same if it's been done in studios, am I mistaken to think these studios produces loads of the same pictures? Thank you for your help.
    35. Aprilj Aprilj, 6 years ago
      I have signed large oil painting, on the back it is 158814? Just wondering if authentic. Have had it for many years
    36. TSulliban10 TSulliban10, 5 years ago
      I bought a Lee Reynolds oil painting of a boat house today. It's 61"x49". Neutral colors. I want to post a pic of it here, but don't know how just yet. Just joined this group now. Want to find out anything I can about it. How do I post a pic of it?
    37. Astroboi Astroboi, 5 years ago
      Mid-Century Modern is the hottest trend in collecting right now and Van Gaard Studios, Inc., as kitschy as their output was, is sooo evocative of the later part of that era. I am seeing more and more of this type of stuff in the collectors groups of which I have membership. Would not surprise me to see prices going up. Of course, condition is everything when dealing with items of questionable taste. Tacky is one thing but shabby tacky will never sell.
    38. ZenBoy ZenBoy, 4 years ago
      Here is a great article I found about Lee and Vanguard Studios, very informative! I agree with Astroboi that prices are ticking up along with the MCM trend. There are some very cool works out of Vanguard and most are affordable. If you have the space I would not hesitate buying one of his works.

      Enjoy the article!


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