I have a painting side view of an old 3 story house in the country 1/4 of a fense, powerlines behind it and a open mailbox in front. Its signed by Van Guard in the top left corner.
Van Gaard reads "Sample" 201C
I have a large signed "Van Gaard" Painting that seems to be of a castle on water perhaps. It is dark green, black, and golds. It has "SAMPLE" written on back and the number 201C also. It has Van Gaard Studios North Hollywood California on it. Just wondering if maybe this was original and authentic.
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.
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.
Van Guard Artwork
Yes, I too have a piece of artwork by Van Guard. Ours is 3'X 5',framed, horses with armour..green background with black horses and gold highlights.
We do not know anything about this art.
What I am learning is that it seems like all this art was mass produced by "starving artist". It would be nice for Lee Reynolds Burr to post info so as to put to rest all these questions. :)
Vanguard Studios LE etching 7/150 Papillion
I have a large framed piece. Written on pencil on the back "LE etching 7/150". There is a Vanguard Studios dealer tag on the back indicating catalog number 5145. On the front the lower left appears to read Papillion" and in the middle it is numbered 7/150 and on the bottom right it is signed by what appears to be "Lee Thomas" or "Thompson. Anyone know anything? I have photos - just don't know how to attach them here THANK YOU
I have a large framed picture of a black horse head with roman accents framing the horse. The tag on the states No 499138. Code 96718. Any ideas on the name of the art, value, any information would be helpful.
2 Horses (Raised painting, signed Lee Burr)
My grandmother just passed this year (2014). When we (the family) were going thru her and my grandfather's belongings, we found this large painting. Sticker on back says Turner Wall Decor and $29.99 in marker or paint on the back as well. My dad and his oldest sibling said my grandparents (very wealthy) had traveled too many different countries around the world and this picture used to hang in their living room since they were in diapers and they're in their late 50s. I'm not interested in selling this artwork since it was passed on to me and my daughter LOVES horses.. Just curious is all..
Lee Burr Seniorita oil painting
My parents had the seniorita oil painting but it was stolen. My dad is devestated. Any information on the painting? Id love to share info about painting with daddy.
information on a Vanguard
hello, I found a ( im guessing ) a signed print from Vanguard Studios. The bad thing is I cant tell who is the signature. its a good size pic. of a ocean wave that is done in blue, black & gold.it has the vanguard studios label with the # 484964 in red ink on the back. Can someone please tell me who is the artist, the year & value on this.thank you
Does anyone know what gallery he showed in before opening Vanguard?
i have a black and white of a boy and girl I think original signed by Lee Burr
what is the value
I have a painting which has Stuart signed on the bottom left. On the back it has Vanguard Studios. It has a sunrise/set with geese flying on it. What is something like this valued at? Thanks
Lee Reynolds Burr "Cathy's Porch
My wife bought a painting/print of Lee Reynolds Burr titled Cathy's Porch. It has the number VC-7071 on a label on the back of it. I told her it is a canvas print with some kind of clear acrylic applied with a brush to make it look like an oil. She disagrees. Any ideas?
painting by tircso 36x48 titled paris 83
does any one have a sense of value for this painting? thanks
Toni J. Emmons
Van Gaard Girl in Green Dress
I have a large painting "Van Gaard" of girl with black hair, green gress holding what appear to be a bunch of cattail in gold. I know history of studio but can't find any info on this painting and would like to find a value or estimate.
I have a multicolored abstract painting by Lee Reynolds with an LR3345 written on the back of the frame. It does not have a Vanguard stamp on it and I'm wondering if it is one of his early paintings.
Information on Value.
I have a 48x60 piece of artwork by Lee Reynolds. It's a beautiful landscape featuring a mountain range with a few birds flying up top. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information in regards to the painting. His signature is found in the bottom right corner.
approximate value for home owners ins.
I need a price approx for home owners ins. painting # 153454, 4ft x5ft very beautiful soft earth tones of four vases next to each other
recently bought this work signed by Andee - Vanguard Studios , Pacoima, Ca no. 628339 and 910212 on back - realize its probably reproductio but was looking for any information on it - love the piece - it textured hand painting
two horses by Lee Burr
I have a lovely painting of two horses by Lee Burr. The painting can be seen on the once popular 1970's TV sitcom I Dream of Jeanie
I have a print from Vanguard Studios, Catalog #4392, Set #4015, of Peytona and Fashion. I need as much info as possible on this print. Any help?
5ft3/4 by 4ft3/4 oil painting by lee reynolds
i have recently been given an excellent painting done in oil.its somewhat dark in colors but is framed in custom wood.no errors on canvas but i need to kno how i go about finding out how old it is or even if its a remake or what?also what is the numbers on the back meant for?the painting itself has flowers a butterfly over top a wooded scene which reflects off a lake
the subject is about a painting of a fountain painted by Lee Reynold Burr
I am trying to find out if Lee Reynolds painted a picture of a large fountain surrounded by collums,on partical board?It was also signed Van Guard
My wife and I have recently come across a painting which is 60"X20" from what we think is the early 1950s signed van gaard with a sticker on the back indicating it is an "original painting by van gaard" the number on the back is 203 - C its an abstract work of what appears to be a city surrounded by water and boats. We are considering selling it but we would like to know more about the painting and we are hoping someone here can tell us more about it. Please feel free to contact me by email email@example.com
Lee Reynolds Trees painting
My Lee Reynolds has a round stamp on the back that looks to read "Produced at the studio of the artist". Does anyone else have this stamp on their work? Also, my work has the two color background with black patterns, possibly silkscreen, over top with trees and foreground painted last. The number is on the back of the canvas, not on the stretcher, and has the following ID: 618 W ("W" underlined). I haven't seen any other painting out there that resembles the trees, but it does follow the color trends with lots of blacks and oranges. Chris Burr, if you are still out there, please let us know how to get in touch. I love the Lee Reynolds groupies out there! Thanks.
Signed Van Gaard ship painting
I have a very large original Van Gaard painting with 5 ships I believe was painted by Lee Burr though it is signed Van Gaard. This painting has the number 126-C on the back, the colours are green, blue, gold, and black. I became interested in researching this painting after I saw the exact one but smaller in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I have not been able to find this painting at all on the internet, only ones vaguely similar. It measures 48" x 23" and has a gold frame with 5 ships and posts sticking out of the water. On the back there is a sticker of authenticity of Van Gaard Studios. I would appreciate as much info as possible, what year was it painted, worth, was it painted by Burr, are there more of this exact painting besides the two, etc. Thank you
Mixed Medium Painting
I have just purchased a mixed medium abstract painting from a yard sale and was curious who the artist might be. It looks to be on heavy rag board or Bristol board, with folded over painted rag paper . The medium looks like heavy textured acrylic paint of blue/green/white/brown. There is gold and dark green paint drizzled all over and 3 small gold foil pieces. The piece is flat mounted on a gold foil mat with a marbleized blue inlay, and a gold (Nielson ?) frame. The od of the painting is 22"X30" and the od of the frame is 30" X 36". Any information you can pass along would be welcomed. Thank you.
native american art work
i have two vanguard studio art works of what i am calling native american art. they have catalog numbers on vanguard labels, are signed on right side by what i believe says, "Andely". one is 24x30 and titled american trinkets ll and the other is 34x39 and titled american adornment ll. any info on them would be appreciated. thanks
SAny info. on picture
A picture of my grandmother's. It is huge. It has women, horses trees in the backrround and a bridge. it is signed in the lower left "something" 1612. not sure if its Infancy 1612, In front 1612 or maybe Infantry 1612. Any thoughts?
Lee Reynolds Burr....
Lee Reynolds Burr owns a mass producing painting company in Beverly Hills, Ca called Vanguard Studios. Paintings were mass produced by students, or out of work painters, Reynolds himself never painted them. These were made so the average family could own a real oil painting. If you search Vanguard Studios you can find a more in depth history. I have a large painting too and was hoping it was worth something...unfortunately this was my search results. This makes sense when you look closely at the signature on his paintings on ebay you will see the signature has subtle differences on each one.
Lee Reynolds / Market Day
I have a large painting signed by Lee Reynolds. I know most of these were signed by artists that copied them at Vanguard Studios. Were all paintings produced by Vanguard identified by stampings and/or stickers? My particular painting has nothing identifying Vanguard Studios as the producer. Could this possibly be a original Lee Reynolds Burr painting. Three different sets of numbers on the back are
933511 on the edge of the canvas
108189 on a cross frame support
180-51369-8 on the canvas right above the words "Market Day"
Anyone got any idea abut this? Thanks.
I was an artist at Van guard studios
In the late 1970s I lived in Hollywood Cal. I read an ad in the help wanted section "ARTIST WANTED" I went to the address in Chatsworth Cal.There in a large warehouse I was interviewed By Tom Piesake I am not sure of the spelling.His wife's name was Peaches. I was given an art test that consisted of trying to copy a painting of forest trees and a stream. After being critiqued by Tom I was hired as a Vanguard artist.I had to purchase my own brushes that were for sale there. I worked with perhaps 20 other artiest. We were given a sample painting designed by Lee Reynolds / Burr and we copied it by stenciling it on canvas or Masonite boards. We then filled in the colors matching as close as we could to the original painting. We would do as many paintings as we could as we were paid in piece work Getting as little as 75 cents to 4 dollars per painting. At the finish of the paintings we would then sign on the lower right hand side the signature LEE REYOLDS and sometimes Burr. We carefully practiced as to resemble his original signature. We were then told to turn the paintings over and to give it a # on the back. That number was the number of the particular artist that painted the painting. I don't remember my number but I think it was for tallying up how many paintings I did so as to get paid. It was very cold in the winter time and we had to were sweaters coats and gloves while we painted. It was sweltering hot in the summer and we brought in fans to keep us cool.Each artist worked in what were long booths that were about 10ft. by 4 feet by 10ft. There we would put canvas's side by side on both sides of the narrow booths. At the end of the booth was the original sample painting.We would be covered in acrylic paint at the end of the day.The paint was in our hair and all over our bodies.We could stand our clothes up in a corner they were saturated with so much acrylic pant Yes the painting were acrylic. They would send the paintings over to the spraying department to be coated with a varnish and were sold as "OIL PAINTINGS" It was a sweat house for starving artist. A lot of very talented artist worked there. Val Bustoe now is a designer at Summerset furnishing, Linda Weber and many more who I can not remember as it was so long ago. Some tried to start a union for the artist but to no avail. I later had my own half hr. Show in the Chicago area called "Mural mural on the wall" I moved to Las Vegas and sell my paintings in the Las Vegas area and on Mary Rucker artist rising web site.
Lee Reynolds Burr
The signature "Lee Reynolds" indicates a staff artist from Vanguard Studios, California's famous art workshop.
Lee Reynolds Burr, Vanguard Art Director, permitted the signature "Lee Reynolds" to be affixed to the best works conceived and executed at Vanguard Studios.
More than 35 years ago, Burr assigned creative guidance to others and liquidated his interest in Vanguard Studios.
"Born in Los Angeles, Lee 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 he signed his early works as Lee Reynolds."
planetnomads made a very astute post. I have the feeling he may have worked for the studio. Lee and Stu were the owners; however, the artists signed the names on the paintings--or it may have been Jim (the artist warehouse manager) who signed them. If you note, they all are very similar signatures. They often changed the names of the 'artist' because they wanted diversity. Who would believe that one artist created thousands and thousands of original paintings. Lee lived in Beverly Hills and that is how the company became known as Vanguard Studios Beverly Hills--sounds much nicer than Vanguard Studios of North Hollywood or Chatsworth, CA. When they did the Beverly Hills location would have been after 1970s. G
one more thing
After the company moved to Chatsworth, Mr. Greeley had some labels printed up (quite nice oval and in gold paper) and they were affixed to the paintings. Made the painting appear more valuable. After 1972+/- they may have become more business savvy and started numbering the paintings, etc.
I worked at Vanguard Studies '66-69
I worked for Vanguard Studios as one of 2 women in the office. It was my first job. Vanguard was one of a few companies who made "original" works of art--they were actually mass produced by various artists. Lee and brother Stu (last name forgotten) owned the company. Lee was the artist; Stu the administrator. The 'original' paintings were often done on particle board; the more expensive ones, on canvas. The system they devised was to paint the background--note many are quickly brushstroked with various colors and allowed to dry. Then they used a sencil and employed black ink to outline the guideline for the painting. What comes next is pure genius. The artists all had to have the ability to copy the original painting so that it looked like the next. Because they were hand done, they were 'originals'--that is each was a copy of the original work. The artists worked in a large warehouse with long rows of slanted boards on stilts (this was their easel (sp?) and they set up a numbrer of preped boards or canvases. This way the artist could do one thing and then move down to the next and repeat his efforts. Eventually all the paintings would be done at the same time and looked just like the others. Many of the artist were from other countries--Argentina seemed to dominate. One artist, who was most flamboyant and young was Aldo Louongo (sp?). Apparently he was special (the ladies thought the same of him), for he did only canvas work.. when he showed up. When I first heard of him, he was doing his work in Vegas and shipping them in to the company (I think). Then he showed up with his battered small 2 seater sports car (which broke down in the desert on the way to North Hollywood and had to be towed in) and worked with the others in the warehouse. These were his salad days. He has now become famous. Don't know about the other artists. About 1967, Lee's cousin (I believe) started working with polyurithane (sp) foam and was also developing a paint line. The polyurathane 'wall sconces' were the first to be mass produced. A mold was made and the foam poured in. It was allowed to harden and popped out of the mold. The sconce was then painted and offered for sale. I think one of the first to be made was the face of a spanish conquistador(sp?) that was 3D. At that time, the 70s Spanish era of home decor was just starting. Vanguard paintings were signed by all the artists but the names changed--some were signed Lee Burr, Lee Reynolds. When I got married, I was given a copy of the USS Constitution on canvas that is signed by Lee Reynolds. (I still have the painting). It may have been painted by Aldo Louango (sp?) or by the warehouse manager Jim (last name unknown). No way to determine as they both painted these. The paintings ranged in size from small to large--they could take up much of the wall. I remember some small ones of children with big eyes, French street scenes, and large ones were often done with two colors. The operation was located on Fulton Avenuem North Hollywood, CA (just north of Sherman Way and across the street from a porno magazine publishing company. The publisher often had photo shoots in their offices. We all knew when the photo shoots were scheduled, as the artists would often gather at the doors/ windows to watch the models. We were easly entertained back then. Vanguard was a one stop company--they made the paintings and the frames for the paintings. They shipped the paintings just about every day to every part of the country. About 1969 the company moved to Dearborn Ave, Chatsworth, CA. From there, I do not know. I remember a few names other than Aldo and Jim. Laurie was the office manager I worked with (she died about 1972) and a Mr. Greeley (his relatives founded Greely Colorado--he was the office manager and came from Union Bank--which Vanguard had accounts with. Have not thought of the company in years; wonder where everyeone is now.
reynolds and lee reynolds
We have 12 "reynolds" paintings hanging in our offices. some are signed just "Reynolds" and some are "Lee reynolds" but they are all from the Vanguard studio and must have been purchased in the 60 or 70's. What is the difference in the signatures? They are all originals in their original frames and all quite large and are all in VG condition.
Lee Reynolds canvas painting
I was given a Lee Reynolds signed painting many years ago.Large approx 5' x 4' it has the original tag on it, the number 1534P8 Vanguard Studios I think it is a (P)- also has stamped on the back of painting Vanguard Studios copywright pending - it is pink and green floral design anyone know anything about this painting Regards Susan
I was impressed to see the image of the Catacomb painting. I own this painting. Are there copies of this painting or is the only one? It has a certificate tag that came with it when I purchased the painting.
2 girls on a beach
I have a Lee Reynolds canvas painting that i recently accuired from an extremly old farm house, the man who owned it used to live in califonia in the late 40's early 50's, it is signed lee reynolds on the bottom and is original, there is no title and there is alittle card on the back states a little bit about his life, i am trying to find any infomation about this painting that i can, any help would be much appreciated.
Lee Burr art
Does anyone know if Lee's website is coming back. I miss it and hope it will return. Thanks.
Lee Burr Painting of 2 Ships
Hi, I recently found a painting in my attic today. It is of 2 huge pirate ships, the one on the right closer and the one on the left further away in the picture. It has the moon/or sunset in the middle of the picture. The Artist Lee Burr is written on the left hand side of the painting. It is framed and pretty big. If anyone could please email me with any other information I would greatly appreciate it.
I have a picture of 2 ships green sunset on one side and the back side has is orange background with 2 horses with saddles(?) playing. Does anybody have any information on it. It looks like a oil painting I am not sure.
i have a painting of lee reynolds. i am wondering if it is real or not. it is a pic of some old abstract buildings with no signs or people or birds. it feels like a venice,italy setting. I have the original tab on back of pic that says the dreaded vanguard studios beverly hills and it also has a number 537. also there is a piece of old old tape on back frame of painting that has the price value 71.91? any ideas or is there any site where i can see his 300 works? thnks dave..
Need information about a oil painting
I have a painting from Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hills CA. It is signed (STUART) and the catalog # is (389). This is an oil painting of a pond with ducks flying over and cat tails around the pond. In the name there is one line running through both T's. I believe the painting is on wood. Can someone please give me more information or tell me where I can find more info.
Thank you so much!
oil painting Lee Burr
I have a painting of a Bull Fighter back ground greens I got this back in the early 70's from an auction signed bottom left corner LEE BURR (although I gotta say that those r's look like k's.) but I have been told they are R's could you tell me somehting about this painting. An Antique dealer told me that it looks like one of the "lost one" what ever that means. Any info would be appreciaed. Thanks. Margaret
S. W. Burke
Lee Reynolds oil painting
I purchased a Lee Reynolds oil painting (4 feet by about 2-1/2 feet) of large magnolia type flowers on a bright green background. Can you give me any information about it? It is signed Lee Reynolds in lower right corner.
lee reynolds painting
I have a lee reynolds painting I purchased at least 20 years ago. 4'x5'. A still life of a primitive farm table with a decoy and a crock with a single pink flower. Does anyone know the name or if it's available?
Lee burr website
I noticed that Lee Burr's wonderful site is gone. Does anyone know why? Where is Lee? Hope he is doing well. Does he have a new site?
Lee Burr painting
I purchased a painting about 40 years ago of two ships. The back ground is Green and yellow and the ships are black raised paint.The signature of Lee Burr is on the left bottom corner.I would appreciate any information about this painting.
lee reynolds painting
I have a painting by lee reynolds purchased about 14 years ago. on the back frame are the CODE 950509 and #132200 with the letters mnno. can anyone ell me what these mean.
thanks too anyone who can supply anyinfo.
48" / 59" crane painting
I would like to know any info on this painting , it is numbered 153435 and signed by lee reynolds. It is difficult finding info on this , Please help if you can ... Thank You
LEE BURR PRANCING HORSES
Anything signed by Lee Burr is his original work. Lee Reynolds signature is from his art class.
I have the 2 Prancing Horses by Lee Burr...It is huge brown and orange oil painting
Hope this helps
painting by kenneth w. chapman
where can i get more information on this artist.
Paintings by Lee Reynolds what are they worth?
I have 2 paintings 30 X 40 signed by Lee Reynolds in the right lower part of picture. Pastel colored tulips beautiful the #187922. I would like to know if you know anything about these pictures. Thank you.
Glorious Llac by Lee Reynolds
Could someone tell me the value or more about this oil painting. It has the numbers VC201248002 on the back and is signed Lee Reynolds in the lower right hand corner. It has a date on the back of 12/10/02.
Tircso / Lee Burr
I have large painting (60x48)
The provenance I received with this painting said Tircso was born in Los Angrles.
Exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Palm Beach.
The painting I have is titled(in the provenance) "Manhattan Bar" or "Cafe Madonna"
I would like to confirm this information.
Any info and value of these two paintings
paintings if I am reading it right I believe is by Andee, distributed by Vanguard Studios, Pacoima, CA. The numbers are 698755 and 698754. One is of a Indian Headress and the other is two feathers. Any feed back I would appreciate it.
anne marie millin
lee burr artwork-what is value
I have original and signed artwork called "SQUARES" original mixed media in white washed heavy pine frame. i would like to know the value.
Grass daisies Lee Reynolds value?
Lee Reynolds painting.Very Large. Has a grassy patch with what looks to be daisies or wild flowers. Prettiest one I have ever seen. Looking for information. Purchased before 1970.
i have an oil painting signed by lee burr in the bottom left hand corner of 2 horses playing.1 brown and 1 yellow.i would appreciate any info about the painting
lee burr (would like to know value)
I would like to know about a 33x36" painting.It is not signed on front,but has 2 stamps on back. Also has 2 East Park Gallery stamps on back. Lee Burr is stamped on back.Picture is called wall street.
lee reynolds 132706 number
i would like to known the date of this painting and the value thank you
In 1973 I bought from catalogue 4524 from Vanguard Studios a painting, (or a graphic) sign in the right side Lee Burr. It is all black. There is a boy and a tree in a hill looking at a distant church. It is a beauty. I would like to know more about it.
possibly Lee Reynolds?
I have two pictures by the same artist they compliment each other. There is an LR in the upper right corner and the back of the frame is stamped Vanguard Studios 1967. On the back of each canvas it says 704-a and 704-b. The subject matter is an abstract man in a carriage being pulled by a horse. One painting is the carriage from the back and the other from the side. I am looking to find out more information on these two items.
Lee Reynolds Burr Information
Lee Reynolds Burr ran Van Guard Studios from 1964- through- 1979. Lee Reynolds Burr left Van Guard studios in 1979. Anything produced after that time was not done so under his supervision.
Most of the "original" paintings, prints, and Vanathane sculptures were only supervised by Burr. He actually painted very few things. He did design original sketches for many of the other works of art that Van Guard sold. Van Guard also licensed their work to other sellers, so you may find various names on your art.
Any info and value of these two paintings
paintings if I am reading it right I believe is by Andee, distributed by Vanguard Studios, Pacoima, CA. The numbers are 698755 and 698754. One is of a Indian Headress and the other is two feathers. One is dated 6/1/92 Any feed back I would appreciate it.
Unknown Lee Burr Print
About two years ago I bought a 2'x4' framed print of a painting by Lee Burr. It is a scene of a hotel and cafe along a crowded, dark city street. It's very interesting and it's huge. I just wanted to know if anyone knew some information about the print I have and the artist. Thanks!
I got this painting at a auction and was trying to find out about it its a abstraaction oil painting it black,whit and gold it was solde in the vanguard studios and the number on it is 154245 and code number is 950815 it is sigend by Lee Roynold if you know anything about this painting please let me know thank you
painting by lee burr..
I have a painting by Mr. Lee Burr. I want to know the name of it and the year he did it. The painting is of a dancing latin woman. her left hand is on her ip, her right in the air, and she is turned away. Could someone please help me identify the year in which it was done..
Oil Painting signed Katrina
I have a very old Oil Painting signed Katrina possiably French or Italy, any one know something about this artist ?
I have VanGuard 1967wooden artwork
1967,made of wood,to hang on wall about 3 ft long. Has sculpted fruit on it , hard to explain, with gold tab on back authenticating its originality. Any one have an idea of what I'm talking about?
Southwestern Adobe Painting
I was given a Lee Reynolds painting from a friend, it is a southwestern adobe homes. The painting itself is 4 x 5 just wondering if anybody knows what it maybe worth. My husband is not seeing any numbers on the back but it has two cross boards on back frame. Not sure if this is an original. It definetly is a oil painting- It is peach, turquoise and some brown- very pretty.
boy and girl
I have a set of pictures, they are 20x26, they are of a boy and girl. On the back says vanguard studio Lot # 4018 Catalog # 4353 and Lot 4018 Cat # 4354. I have had these for about 40 years, I bought them in a used furniture store. The name is in red but I cant read it. If you have any information on these I would appreciated it.
painting with 2 horses
I have a painting with 2 horses on it very beautiful painting, like to know more about it.
palm trees at a lake
I have inherited amoung other paintings a large painting of palm trees along a lake in mostly burnt orange colours signed Lee Reynolds in the lower right hand corner and would like to know a history of the painting
Sea scape Painting by Lee Reynolds
Does anyone know about this type of painting by Lee Reynolds
unknown date, value and name of painting
I got a painting of what looks like a spanish conquistador the only information i have is that in the back is a sticker with the vanguar studios, beverly hills california, on the top left corner is signed "Stuart" any info about it would great
1983 oil painting of flowers by Tircso
I have a beautiful piece of artwork given to me in the 1980s signed by "Tircso" and would like to find out more information about the artist. Can anyone help?
I have a painting that is signed by "Reynolds" on the bottom, right, front" and numbered 2022 on the back. It has yellow, brown, red, and black squares and rectangles on it and I am intersted in finding other's like it. Anyone know where I can find more info on this painting and other's like it?
I have a Lee Reynolds painting numbered 142105 on the back. in the painting is a jon boat, with a moon just above the boat that looks like an alien head, with the clouds that form the body. just wanted to know if it was meant to be there, and how old it might be?
lee reynolds painting
I have an oil painting by Lee Reynolds. His signatur is in the lower right corner. The painting is very large and comes in 2 panels, when put together they make the one painting. It is a picture of the sun looking across water with thistles and some flowers. The painting is done in yellow, with greys and browns. If anyone has any information, please contact me at my e mail address. thank you
lee reynolds painting
I have been researching a painting that we recentlyhad an opportunity to purchase. It is titled cityscape,and signed lee reynolds.Any info. would be greatly appreciated
Lee Reynolds Painting
I have a large oil on canvas painting aprox 48" X 60" with violin and real sheet music signed on left bottom by Lee Reynolds. Unknown date. Can you tell me more about this beautiful painting?
vanguard studio inc
hi i was wondering if anyone can tell me about a carving a got from my nana its says on the back vanguard studio inc 1967 1303 solid core vanathane its a pic of a guy playing a bango i think its a bango you hang it on the wall like a painting buts it looks like carved cork but it says solid core vanathane thanks
about the painting
i have a painting from josh porter and i would like to know what it is if you can help me to let me know more abouth his paintings
I have a modern painting of a girl playing a flute. she has 2 pigtails on the sides of her head. There are 3 pigeons to one side and lines and blocks in pinks.,lavenders and aquas, a line of yellow and a small block of red. It has the number 553 on the back and is only signed reynolds in the lower left. I bought it in thelate 60's or early 70's. I am trying to find out if it could be a Lee Reynolds.
Lee Reynolds Burr
If a canvas painting is just signed with last name "Reynolds" does that mean it was done by an apprentice?
Stuart Oil painting
I have painting (oil on the board) by Stuart -
it has Vanguard Sudios,CA sticker on the back with catalog number r#412 (description set #473)- any information on the artist is welcomed,
Abstract Painting by Lee Reynolds
Oil on canvas: 39" H by 49" W,signed Lee Reynolds without Vanguard stamp, believed to be early work prior to the use of the name "Burr". Abstract musical instruments with brilliant colors going outward. Looking for Age and Value.
Thank you, Kent
Lee Reynolds Abstract
I have a 41" by 51" abstract signed by Lee Reynolds (lower right) - it has no vanguard markings in red or anything else but a hand written sku # on back. It appears very 70ish with blues, pinks, and tans rectangular blocks - can anyone shed any light on this.
Lee Reynolds Acrylic Canvas
Does anyone know of a catalog for Lee Reynolds? I have 2 paintings signed Lee Reynolds. Would like more information on the artist and his students at Vanguard.
Here are the numbers off my paintng...
153707. If you know anything about this painting please help me identify how much it may be worth as well as if it is an original art piece painted by LR himself or if a student painted it at Vanguard Studios.
Please help Identify!!!!
I have a large 5ft by 4ft paainting on canvas in a frame. The picture is of a wicker rocker next to a table with a vase of beautiful flowers. It is signed by LEE REYNOLDS and I am trying to see if anyone can identify the piece ar if it is even an LR original. How much the piece may be worth. My mother gave this painting to me when I bought my house because it fit better on my walls. She paid 2 hundred dollars for the painting approximately 5 years ago at an estate sale. Please help identify the piece.
it looks like a lot of interest is surfacing on Lee Reynolds and Vanguard Studios. I would like to know more not only about Lee but also other artists that worked there.
Lee Reynolds oil painting
I have a 4'x5' oil dipicting a path through birch trees, dry grasses and white which appears to be patches of snow. Fall colors mostly with a bit of green in the leaves.
Signed by Lee Reynolds.
Painting by Lee Reynolds
I have a large painting (5 feet x 2.5 feet) signed Lee Reynolds. The painting is greyish/blue and depicts a new york scene - possibly Brooklyn Bridge. The painting was purchased approximately 25-30 years ago in the UK - there is a tag still on the picture stating Vanguard Studios International, Crossway House, Holmer Rd, Hereford, England. I'm trying to identify the actual title of this painting and whether it was painted by Lee Reynolds himself or another artist. Any help would be appreciated.
painting by Lee Burr
I have an app.30X40 painting of 2 spanish ships ingreen yellow & raised portions of black.It is sighed Lee Burr In left hand corner. I would appreciate any information. Thankyou
PAINTING BY LEE BURR
I HAVE A 4X2 FOOT PAINTINFRAMED AND SIGNED BY LEE BURR THE PAINTING IS CALLED PORTS OF CALL WITH THE #S 5754L49/ 630195754 WOULD ANY ONE HAVE INFO ON THIS PAINTING THANKS
painting by stuart
i have an original painting by stuart#1007 any information on the artist is welcomed, thank you.
Contacting Lee Burr
I see that many of you would like to know more, all I found was this artical about Frame & Art Services buying out Vanguard Studios, (Producers of the paintings), so you might use these names to find out more.
LOS ANGELES--In July, Aesthetic Frame & Art Services acquired certain assets of Windsor Art/Vanguard Studios from Interiors Inc. Windsor/Vanguard specializes in quality framed art and mirrors.
Aesthetic Frames & Art Services, a primary, full-service designer and manufacturer of decorative mirrors and framing for guestroom art and art displays for the hospitality industry, acquired the assets of Windsor/Vanguard to further expand its distribution channel to the U.S. retail home furnishings and home accent markets.
"Our company already has a strong presence with leading decorators, interior designers and lodging companies throughout the U.S." said Jon Moldafsky, c.e.o. for Aesthetic Frame & Art Services. "Combining our respective experience and expertise is a strategic venture for Aesthetic that will position us well for future growth."
Windsor/Vanguard Studios includes two distinct product lines. Windsor serves the high-end segment of the framed art and mirror market, which Vanguard markets to the middle segment of the market. Each line has been in existence for more than 25 years in the home furnishings and accessories marketplace. Aesthetic Frame & Art plans to continue to support both lines with independent product design and distribution.
Windsor/Vanguard products will maintain their brand names and continue to introduce new products as part of the line. Additionally, Windsor/Vanguard will be integrated into Aesthetic's Los Angeles location. Aesthetic has offered the opportunity for many of the people to work and support the Windsor/Vanguard lines.
According to the company, Larry Leeb, executive vice president of Aesthetic Frame & Art Services, will oversee the sales and marketing efforts.
Value of paintings
I see that many of you are wondering what the value of your painting is, I hope you all realize that they are production paintings, basically painted by numbers, there is very little possibility that any of you have an original Lee Reynolds. They are actually painted by real artists, but like I said, they silkscreen the images onto the canvas in batches, then line them and start adding the colors. I sued to work for them back in 1977.
I still see some of them in stores and hotels.
Lee Reynolds signed painting
I have a beautiful painting signed Lee Reynolds # 2493 and there are a few extra numbers I cannot make out separate from this specific set of numbers which is under the mounted corner piece. It looks like a bamboo tree and it has 2 birds perched on the branches. The colors consists of assorted browns, black and golds. the birds look like little finches and their breast is crested with yellow. Also I cannot get to Chris' website. It keeps coming back Mailer Daemon. Any information would be deeply appreciated! Thank You! : )
large lee reynolds painting
i have a large painting it looks like a country setting with trees an old barn and a lake it has a tag on the back from jc penny but it is signed on the front lee reynolds. wanted some more information if anyone knows anything about it. It is a very beautiful painting.
large gold angel head w/wings
I have a large angel head w/ wings by Vanguard Studios, Inc. 1967 on a metal bar on the back. Can you tell me anthing about it?
van gaard painting 1957
Have a 4'X 2' painting by Van Gaard. Signed and dated 1957. Looking for information on this painting. Any feedback appreciated..
I bought a framed, signed art poster by Lee Burr it is signed Burr 71. It appears to be French and done for Galerie L`Oeil, 25 Place Vendome-Paris. Framed by Vanguard Studios, Bevery Hills Ca #4601 and help would be good
NEW SITE LeeReynoldsArtinfo
My name is Christopher Burr, Lee's Nephew. We have a new site. that just went live. Please email for address.
Currently offering a free review/comment directly from the original founders of Vanguard Studios.
I bought a 5' by 4' oil on canvas painting at a garage sale. It is signed Lee Reynolds on the bottom right side. There are no stamps on the back. It appears to be a Parisian scene with a woman in red on a balcony. How can I find out if it's legit?
i have a large canvas painting and its signed (lee reynolds) on the bottom right ,does that mean that its fake?
Vanguard Studios 4325 & 4326
I have 2 frames paintings from Vanguard Studios that are numbered 4325 and 4326. They are landscapes with people fishing on a lake. Anyone have info?
I recently purchased a matching pair of paintings 11" square that are of a very detailed horse drawn carriage & driver. Each has the initials "LR" painted in the corner and they are stamped Vanguard Studion Inc 1967 on the back. How can I tell if these were infact painted by Lee Reynolds?
Lee Reynolds Paris
I have a painting signed Lee Reynolds in bottom on the left, size 122cm on 153cm. It presents a street of PARIS. With beautiful respect, I would like to discuss it
Tirscó art print
I have a print sign Tirsco and it has a literature in the back that states that this is a nom artite name of Lee Burr. I do not understand and can not find any other infomation on it. Can you help me identify this artist?
Donald N. Wright
I have several prints of aircraft by Kenneth Chapman and numbered by Vanguard Studios. How do I contact Vanguard Studios to learn about these prints?
Hi There......I have an oil on canvas signed Lee Reynolds. It is 30x48 and shows a nude, Asian girl sitting on a lilly, on water, surrounded by flowers. Would appreciate any information anyone may have. Thank You
I have been given a set of two oil on canvas that appears to be signed Lee Reynolds although it is hard to read the last name. It has Vanguard Studios with the number 110514 on the back. Can you tell me about this? It is a picture of two butterflies
I am trying to find out the artist of a seascape painting. It has multiple ships in a harbor, mostly painted in blues and greens.
Jutta B. Millas
Lee Reynolds large oil on canvas - Thistles
Approximately 1976 my mother bought a large oil on canvas, signed Lee Reynolds in the lower left corner. The dimensions are 60 x 48 inches. It depicts large thistles. The basic color scheme is silver-grey/beige. We would like to find out if this was painted by Lee Reynolds himself or by one of the Vanguard Studio artists.
Lee Reynolds signed Painting
I have a rather large painting by signed in the lower Left Hand corner by Lee Reynolds. This has a tag on the back referring to Vangaurd Studios, but appears to be an original painting. The abstract image appears to be several sailboats cruising by a city scape of some sort. Hues are brown, gray, red, yellow.
Painting signed Lee Reynolds - 2905 AB
I have an oil on canvas painting signed Lee Reynolds. 2905 AB is on the back. I don't have any information about it at all. I bought it for the frame and just thought I would find out more about the painting before disgarding it. It looks like a castle with birds flying in the sky and a row of buildings in the front reflecting off of a body of water. various shades of gray/blue, yellow and green are the only colors in the painting. Any information about this would be appreciated.
Painting signed Lee Reynolds
Three story building at fork of ave with two streets running down each side.I believe it is a studio piece but would like more info about the painting and value.
I have an original painting signed Lee Reynolds and it is fairly old. How can I find out if it is an original of his, or a studio piece from Vangaurd?
Vanguard Studios cat#4256
The set number is 4036 the print signature looks like B. Berione...any info will behelpful
Three dimensional horse painting
I have on my wall a painting by Lee Burr that shows two horses, one dark and one light in color, standing and jumping respectively. As I understand, this painting was seen on two of the popular television shows of 60's, "I Dream Of Genie" and "Bewitched." I was hoping to find more information on this painting. Please email me any information that might help me assest the value. Thank you in advance.
Lee Reynolds Canvas Painting
I was given a canvas painting with horses all over it in green, mauve and blue, with gold paint on their manes and tails. It is signed by him. I don't know if it is an original or not and would like to know more about it.
Bas Relief contempary sculpture carving
I have a picture that appears to be a 3 dimensional plastic carving of what looks to be a Apanish Concistador.
There is a label stating the following
"A Vanguard Original- this bas-relief is a Vanguard Original the finest of contempary sculpture and carving."
Any info on this would be apprecaited
I have a picture signed by "stuart". It has a sticker with the Vanguard Studios in Beverly hills calf. on it. The catalog # is 281. How can I find more about this picture and artist? Thanks! Nida
Lee Reynolds Site coming soon!
I am Lee's nephew and am putting a site together for all of you! You will be able to upload your digital photos,and Lee Reynolds Burr himself will review and comment. Additionally we will separate the artworks into catagories. Many have already sent photo's to me. Some of you have some potentially valuable classic pieces. This service will be free to you. Please be patient. I started awhile back on this project, and have had some health issues come up. We are now back on the path to getting this together. We hate to see people selling so called originals on ebay that are not originals. We will clarify and classify all art submitted as best as humanly possible.
Lee thanks you all.
Vanguard eiffel tower painting
I have a large eiffel tower painting on i think cork board with original custom frame. It is abstract mainly yellow and black. Anybody know anything about it or its value?? It has a studio sticker on back with date from beverly hills,ca.
Bill Sweeney Jr.
I have a painting from Lee and also signed, Lee Reynolds bottom right. It is of horses all over the canvas and I can't seem to find it any where. does any one know the name of this painting>
it is, 46" by 34" acrylic I think
Lee Burr signed Oil Painting of 2 Horses
We would like to get some info on this painting. It was seen in the background of the "I Dream of Jenie" television show.
I have a large canvas painting of a Conquestador signed in Front by Vangaard. Original label #212. I would like to know if anyone has any information on his paintings and who do i contact for any value?
vangaard, or Lee Reynolds
Hi Joe, I have no info on this guy but from the looks of it there are a lot of paintings. I have tried every site possible but no luck. Mine is signed with VanGaard not Reynolds. There must be some one that knows of this guys where abouts.
i have a5'x4'hand painted sea scape with#153539 on frame any info would be appreciated
vanguard studios painting
I have aquired a vanguard studios painting catolog # 179 and was wondering if any one has information on this piece or maybe be able to direct me. Thank you for your help..
I have a few Lee Reynolds
I'm not sure at the time of this writing if what your painting is worth. However, I've seen them sell from 500 up to 5000. It seems the flower series are more pricey than the abstract ones. I don't know if it's a vanguard student of his, or LR himself, but the ones I have are absolutely beautiful. Two of flower series and one of a sailboat. They are all over my place and receive great reviews from anyone who visits. I've seen them on ebay and other gallery postings so maybe you should contact your local museum and ask for a reputable appraiser for your painting before your proceed to sell it. Good luck!
I have an AMAZING canvas painting by Lee Reynolds and it is about 6 feet by 4 1/2 feet tall and it is of a city scape and it has the most unusual bird in the center because it is in the perfect shape of a soaring bird flying toward the city scene but its a tear guy said it was there when he bought it at a garage sale, some of the auctions for Lee Reynolds with the same signature on ebay are going for like 950 dollars, I was wondering if anyone had more information on this painting send me an email and let me know I can send pictures via email attachment and will do anything to get some info!
Lee Reynolds Burr
I have a 4'x 5' southwest perhaps a pueblo indian village adobe structure with many wooden poles and mountains in background. It is signed Lee Reynolds. Any info would be appreciated.
HUGE Lee Reynolds Painting
I have a painting I purchased several years ago signed Lee Reynolds. It's HUGE! Abstract with peach, purple, white, pale green colors. Oil on canvas. Almost 3 dimensional. Gorgeous. Just wondering if he actually did it or one of his Vanguard Students. It is signed at the bottom right.
It seems to me that Lee Reynolds paintings were mass produced much like the starving artist sales at your local Inns. I have been unable to find an example of his signature. I have seen several versions of my painting--same general picture-different colors and painting style. All with Lee Reynolds name--all different writing. I like the picture so it really makes no difference. The signature on mine is very unique and I have seen it on at least 2 other paintings. If anyone has an actual example or would let me know where I could view an actual signature I would greatly appreciate it.
Painting by Stuart
I have a large painting of a spanish ship. It has the number 809 written on the back and a stamp that says Vanguard studios, Inc. 1967. Would love some help as to how I may be able to find information about this artist and or painting
Looking for Lee Reynolds(Burr)?
His nephew has started a site for all his works and to start answering some of the questions that soooo many people have because there are about 100 million or so it seems art works of his out there.Lee Reynolds and Lee Burr and Lee Reynolds Burr are all the same person in case there is someone out there that hasn't figured that out yet. I think if we are patient we may get a few questions aswered at last!
Was given a painting
i was given an original painting of a tug boat on a framed 4ft x 3ft canvas with the signature REYNOLDS, from Vanguard Studio, Hollywood California. I'm would like to find out more information regarding this painting. I have a pic of the signature but was able to paste it into this email
i want to know what the title is
i have one of a blond male playing a round body guitar in a green jester shirt with with white frill around the collar
its very dark,,
i love it, dont plan on selling it..
just would like to know what the title is
please email me if you have any help
I also have the mushroom picture signed reynolds. Oil painting on canvas with the tag in the frame..welcome info about the picture
I have an oil painting called astro flight. ID#644, edtion 1, #82 of 150. Its says on the back Vanguard Studios, Chatsworth California. My dad bought it in the early 80's. I am now in posession of it.Any info would be appreciated thanx.
I have (3) Large oil paintings by Lee Renolds
I haven't seen them on this site. They were given to me by my ex-husband. There are no tags on the back of the art work. How would I find out about these art pieces.
large painting of boston 5ft x4ft
painted in an abstract manner neutral muted tones.It is signed LEE REYNOLDS and is numbered 153529.is this the painting of the true artist lee Reynolds. thank you
Well everyone will be pleased to find out that there is finally and long overdue a site all about Mr.Lee Reynolds Burr.His nephew has started a site that looks very interesting so I would check it out.
At last we can all breath a sigh of relief that finally someone can answer our questions and there are alot of them I have noticed!
Elizabeth Jan Aschliman
huge oil painting by Lee Reynolds
We have enjoyed this beautiful oil painting signed by Lee Reynolds of a dark Mexican man in a sombrero hat seated among several clay pots and a basket. The colors are terra cotta, burnt orange, white and gray, mainly. It is 4 by 5 ft.. The number 634 and letters GnH are in black marker on back.
We have detailed photos we could mail or email if anyone can help us to discover if it is an original.
Lee Reynolds Painting
At the risk of just being the latest in the growing list if inquiries about authenticity, is it possible to discern whether the 4 by 5 foot oil on canvas painting I own is an original by Lee Reynolds Burr as opposed to one of his students? It is a bi-plane apparently from the Wright Brothers era with the name LEE Reynolds signed in the lower left corner and the number 611 on the back with the initials lr or lb. Any comments or advice? I would be willing to send a photo to an authorized party.
So, my boyfriend just bought a Lee Reynolds painting. But, we do not know much about the artist and if it is an original.
Lee Reynolds painting
We have an oil painting on canvas with a signature, "Lee Reynolds", in the bottom right-hand corner. The number 624 and initials that appear to be "ls" are written in the back of the painting. This still portrait depicts a vase of white, yellow, red, and orange flowers on a white tablecloth with 3 slices of watermelon and a knife. We purchased the painting about 37 yrs. ago in Hawaii. Could anyone give us some info re our painting? Thanks.
Lee Reynolds painting
My parent received a very large Lee Reynolds oil painting of very large yellow flowers in a vase for their wedding in 1971. Looks very abstract with lots of browns and yellows. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thanks, Kim G.
Vanguard Studios catalog painting #398
I have an oil painting signed by "Stuart" a sticker on the back says Vanguard Studios California Catalog #398. Any info would be helpful
Submit your photos
Hello all here on this board. I just found this. My name is Christopher Burr I am Lee's Nephew and live close by. I can possibly help you. Please send your photos to me If you think you have an original. I don't know anyone better to help you. Now that I see there is a great interest, many of which haven't even posted a message I will put up an official site. Send your photos, I will have lee look them over. Chris
I have a large abstract of Lee Reynolds. I love how the paints he has doe, has so many interpetations. I know there were many paintings that were done by students that he did sign. However the signature on the one I have is much differnt then the hundreds of others I have seen which indicates that most likely is one of his.
Lee Reynolds #'s 158803,187953
I have 2 of his works, one #187953 is a 2 pieces, oil on canvass each one 30"x40" light pastels. The other one 5'x6' oil on canvass pastels with gray and browns. Both are signed in the lower right corner "Lee Reynolds" Looking for some information about them. Can anyone help. Thanks
lee reynolds #2459 linda
this is a floral oil that i'm trying to find out more about. can anyone help?
World Childrens Series
4' X 5' oil on canvass signed by Lee Reynolds 4 children. Black, ivory, taupe and sand. Purchased in Boston MA. and I believe it is part of the World Childrens Series. I welcome your feeback. Christine
Lee Reynolds paintings
My dad was an artist for vanguard and heres the scoop people. there were alot of artist making alot of oil paintings back in the late sixties early seventies at vanguard studios! They signed it Lee Reynolds, and were well paid. Who dosen't remember the mushroom picture or the bullfighter or the racing horses in every motel,lounge,restaurant, all across the good ol US of A. If you like yours, then it's worth something, If not I've got some blacklight posters from the eighties that might do it for ya!
I have Lee Burr Sketches
I have something completely different than all of these oil and arcylic paintings that seem to be flooding the world by Lee Reynolds Burr. I have a total of 5 Sketches,4 small,1 very large black charcohl or something of the sort. The small sketches are all signed and titled and numbered and the subjects are all of little girls.The large sketch is not titled but is signed and the subject is a mother holding a baby.They are all framed in thick large silver frames and the 'vangaurd' sticker is on the back of eack picture. Does anyone else have anything similar? and does anyone have any idea of the value of these beautiful pieces of art that were all given to me?I do know the basics about Lee reynolds burr and the differences in the names he uses so i do believe i have original "lee burr"art.Thanks to all who have something to say about this.
looking for ny info on the artist who signs the painting tircso
i have a painting i bought 20 years ago signed "lee burr '85 and has two of his stamps on the back and two east park gallery stamps on back..it is an abstract painting about 4' by 4'..i looked at past auction prices and they seem lower than i probably paid for it..should i assume i just got ripped off by my designer 20 years ago?
age and value of a painting
I purchased a paintain on canvis with Dandilions in a meadow. How can I recieve more info about the painting. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Van Gaard painting
Bought a painting that says Van Gaard on bottom left, and on the back it has a tag that says original painting by Van Gaard. At the bottom of the tag it says all production and reproduction rights reserved, Vanguard Studios, Hollywood, California.
Also a number written in marker that says 403-w....and a capital A. It's a street scene with a horse drawn carriage. Original frame, it appears. Any thoughts about it?
I have inherited a beautiful painting with a VANGUARD STUDIOS Pacoima Ca. label on the back. The painting is of a jovialold man with white hair and beard and three small children hugging him and and one standing infront of him holding his hand. Can anyone tell me the name of this piece and or any other info. Thank you for any help!
this is what i know
Van Gaard's real name is Lee Reynolds Burr. He was the director of the Van Gaard studios in Hollywood CA starting in the late 60's. There is no artist by the name of Van Gaard. Van Gaard was the house signature for the Vanguard Studio in Beverly Hills, Calif., a factory-like operation that employed about 50 artists. These artists did piece work--about 30-40 paintings a day like the one you're offering--for which they were paid about $1.50 a painting. These were copies of Lee Reynolds' originals. The backgrounds were done in acrylics and then line-work was silkscreened from the Reynolds master. The workers detailed the screened lines and employed a glue dispenser--often referred to as drip oiling--to create the raised effects. The finished product was sprayed with an oil sealer so they could be advertised as original oils. (Reynolds himself was rarely seen on the premises.) That is how Mr Burr signed his paintings when he ran the studio. He was also known for putting his signature on his students artwork. This unique painting portrays a proud Matador standing along side his prize. The painting is accented with the original frame that was framed by the VAN GAARD STUDIOS, Beverly Hills Ca. The coloring of the greens and yellows along with a hint of burnt orange really stand out with the black Matadors suit, and not to mention the bull.
Larry & Gina Brixey
Lee Reynolds #132468 Painting
Can anyone tell me about this painting from Lee Reynolds.
#132468 4X5 Canvas Painting.
I have a painting with a Vangaurd Studios lable on the back.I do not want to take the backing off to see if it signed.The number on the back is 47455b. Can you tell me anything about it?
Original painting by Stuart
I picked up a painting of a Spanish conquistador and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it or the artist. Thanks
Thoughts on Lee Reynolds
Here is what I think from reading these posts and the pamplet attached to the back of my own "Lee Reynolds" painting -- There are literally thousands of paintings signed "Lee Reynolds" floating around out there in the world. The vast majority were NOT painted by the real Lee Reynolds Burr, but painted by the students at Vanguard Studios using Lee's techniques. I think Vangauard was in the business of supplying "sofa" paintings to furniture stores and possibly hotels and department stores and making a nice profit doing it. These paintings are not worth much -- maybe $20 - $250 (see ebay auctions) -- there are just too many of them and no way to determine WHO really painted them for them to have much value. One posting by a studio artist at Vanguard says he could paint up to 40 paintings a day! So the value is in the eye of the beholder -- if you like it -- keep it -- if not, donate it to the local Salvation Army. Now, if you have a painting signed Lee Reynolds Burr or Lee Burr -- THEN you might have the real thing, and none of the above applies. Just my thoughts -- for what they are worth.
Lee Reynolds - Information
I have more information about Lee Reynolds & enjoy posting it as most entries on this board only pose questions (left unanswered?). I tried to find information about a painting of mushrooms for a non-profit on-line auction site. I was mostly unsuccessful & the painting deemed worthless; it ended up being priced at $25, sent to retail. Today I came across TWO MORE large (over 40 X 40") paintings on canvass CLEARLY signed Lee Reynolds at a thrift store. One of boats on white was priced at $40.00. The back was stamped on the wooden frame Vanguard Studios 1967. The other painting was of tulips in pastel colors, priced at $125.00. It was not stamped but had a tag from JCPenny pricing it at $268.00. The best comment I can forward at this time is to submit that this Lee Reynolds has generated a mess.
Lee Reynolds Burr
Am interested in finding a book with Mr. Burr's art work in it. I have one of his large oil paintings and would like to know when it was done and where it has been until about 20+ years ago when my husband acquired it.
Thank you, Lorraine
Lee Reynolds Painting
I have a Lee Reynolds,60 x 48, paintng of a large and a small sail boat docked at a boathouse in a storm. Colors are browms and blacks on a whiteish background done with a plaet knife in oils. Signed in the bottom left corner. Would like any info about it,
i have a 5 ft by maybe 4 ft. oil painting of lee reyolds burr of a mexican man with a sombrero on around a clay pot. i was wondering how i can get some info on it. it is signed. thank you
lee reynolds painting/ vanguard studio
i have a 41 X 40 3/4" painting of mushrooms under a tree with a lee reynolds tag attatched to the wire for hanging. i believe it to be signed by reynolds, but suppose it is a student's work. it is marked 573 Linda on the back of the canvass near the staples. also "sept 1975" in ink. can anyone give me some info on this work or point me in the right direction?
I have a picture signed by Lee Reynolds that my mother bought years ago and gave it to me. It is a picture of a old house located in a field on a dreary day in winter. Tree's are mirrored in mud old in the long dirt drive. Does anyone have any information on this picture?
Lee Reynolds is...
Lee Reynolds is an artist who taught for Vanguard studio in California. He allowed his students to sign his name on their paintings as well so it's possible to have one from a student and not him. His original signature can be found on a famous painting of his called the bullfighter series. If you can look it up to compare signatures. I have one of his paintings and have researched him for years. Not much else about him other than he is living in Cal. with wife and kids. His style is unique and his signature is easy to spot once you know it. Let me know if you have any questions.
Phillip W. Vacek
Lee Reynolds oil on canvas
I have a 41x41 framed oil on canvas painting of a conquestador signed on the upper left corner with the name Reynolds only. The back of the canvas frame are the numbers 564? and an illegible name along with a Vanguard tag containing artist bio. Can anyone give me any info on this painting?
The lighthouse and gulls in flight are done in gold tones on a canvas measuring 40"x50". It is signed Reynolds and has affixed to it and original Vanguard Studios card. The number on the canvas back reads 2235CK. Any info available?
Large canvas paintng
I have a large canvas painting maybe 5 ft long by 4-5 ft high it appears to be signed by "Valenti" It has a sticker on the back that say Vanguard Studio Beverly Hills Calfornia it is primarly white orange's and yellows it appears to be a sun with two lines that run through it. One through the top of the sun and one through the bottom. Does anyone have any info on this...Thank you
Vanguard Studios, BH, CA signed LR?
I have a pair of Paintings very 60's of flowers from Vanguard Studios, Beverly Hill, CA. They are both signed LR. There is a white tag with the studio name and there are some handwritten numbers on the back side...One has the number 725 and what appears to be initials JS on the frame and the other has number 724 and another number 1244? Any Ideas on who this artist might be?
I too, have the same "mystic galleon" painting in oil by LEE BURR as a few of you do , as well as a galleon painting in the same colors and manners signed by VAN GAARD.Comments!!!!!!
Signature with year
I have a large Lee Reynolds painting of two brids in front of a full sun. It is signed "Lee Reynolds 68". I've seen no other Reynolds paintings with the year in the signature. On the back is written a number but no other markings. Does anyone know if this is an original, its history, etc? Thanks.
reynolds oil painting
I have a reynolds oil painting ,dated 1966.
Its a picture of a lake in the moutains.at the bottom of the frame it has a brass name plate "sound of silence"written.
VANGUARD STUDIO INC 1967
THIS PAINTING IS OF, TO ME, THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM...I CANT MAKE OUT THE NAME ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER...ANY INFO WILL BE THANKSFUL
Lee Reynolds painting, Venice?
I have a Lee Reynolds painting and I think its a scene of Venice. Can someone help me find out what it is. I can send a picture.
looking for info. i have 2 oil paintngs signed by the artist. the signature looks like tircso with the o seperated from the s and the o has what looks like a hyhen over it. one painting is a landscape of a town by a harbor with boats inthe harbor inlight earthy tones. the other also in light tones of an aristocratic women,well dressed wearing a hat with binoculars in her hands at a racetrack in the paddock area and in the backround in abstract a jockey on a horse with a gentleman and others mulling around. i was told the artist was from england and was a student at new york university in new york city a
something different from Burr?
I have a total of 5 black and white sketches from Mr.Burr. The small ones are all of children little girls actully and the one large one I have is of a mother holding a baby.They are numbered and signed and titled.Can anyone offer me some accurate info please?
LEE REYNOLDS PAINTING
HAVE SEA PAINTING OF LIGHTHOUSE AND BOATS HOW DO II KNOW IF REYNOLDS PAINTED THIS AND WHEN
I have an oil painting of large mushrooms at the base of a tree w/browns and fall colors. Does anyone know the cirrca of this work or any of the history behind it? IF not does anyone know where I can go to find out?
Does anyone from Vanguard or other vested party ever monitor this discussion board? I have noticed that there have been many questions regarding Vanguard studio paintings and particularly Lee Reynolds work. However, no one seems to respond back to any questions. I believe that what a lot of us are looking for is how to find the value of our paintings and other information pertaining to Lee Reynolds. To me, it seems that this web site is only set up to create an income stream with no one from the studios responding to requests. Where can we go to view additional works? How can we find the values of our paintings. How can we gather additional information? Any help would be appreciated by all.
Old Boat in Dry Dock
I have a Lee Reynolds painting of an old boat (could be a hattaras) sitting in dry dock. There is a village sitting above with a lighthouse on the point. The colors are browns and whites with a grey cloudy sky. The painting is signed Lee Reynolds. On the back of the painting is a LR 3315.
What is this painting?
I have three paintings from the vanguard studio.
All signed in pencil by the artistbut I cannot make out the name.
They are titled
English tea time rose 1 2 3
Maybe you could tell me who painted them.
They are absolutely beautiful
I have two oil paintings
They were given to me when my best friend's husband passed away. (She hated them...) I LOVE them. Just wondered if these are originals or not. The "BOTH" are the brown tones of a scenery with water and birds and tree's. They have numbers on them: BM2533 and BM2534 and they were signed Lee Reynolds but they both have this card on them explainning who Lee Reynolds Burr is along with his picture and a little bio of he is living with his wife and children in California. (Sound Familiar???) I would appreciate any information on this artist.
lee burr mystic galleon
did you get a value for it
Van Guard Painting..
I have a painting of a spanish woman dancing,signed by Van Gaurd.
It really is a wonderful peice of work being an artist myself I love it..
It seems I've even seen his work in playboy in the sixties??? perhaps?? I would love to know more about Van Gaurd oh yes, on the back is is a sticker that says painted by Van gaard.... please email me if you know of this mans work, and I take it he started the studio.. or perhaps I have one that was a student there... thanks
Signed Lee Reynolds Table Lamp
I have a signed Lee Reynolds table lamp. It is 35 1/2" tall and quite heavy. It is southwestern in style and rose colored with a matching wooden ball finial. Does anyone know anything about his lamps?
Asian pen & ink picture
I have an Asian art picture from Vanguard, mine is a pen and ink on rice paper. Have you any information? I'd be very interested. I bought mine at a rummage sale for $1.
It's rather creepy. A sleeping monk with long sharp nails. It is signed in the Asian style. (Characters in a Box) #2655 RM on label.
I have two oriental prints that have the Vanguard Studios Sticker with the number 3869 (I assume series number) on the back. They look like someone cut out and mounted some type of artwork. Does anyone know anything about the studio or what type of work this might be?
City Scape - Lee Reynolds
My wife & I purchased a large almost square(5'X 6')
painting. it is an abstract of a city done is large strokes of yellow (background) and black (buildings) and white(5large round circles of what look like street lights in the foreground) We have loved it since we purchased it in 1971 at a furniture store in Cedar Rapids Iowa. We have always wondered about the painting and the artist. We have heard that Lee Reynolds (Burr) was an art teacher-artist that had many students painting and he would sign as Lee Reynolds. We would love to hear from anyone with information on Mr. Burr and also from anyone who might be familiar with the work that we own. If you have information please reply. Thank you...
I have a large beautiful street scene of Paris, signed bottom left, "Lee Reynolds". Does anyone know anything more about it? When would it have been painted? Are there others like it? Also, when Lee Burr signed, was his signature distinctive from his students that used "Lee Reynolds"?
lee reynolds original acrylic on canvas
I have A very large painting of morningglorys or some other vine dwelling flower in pastels pinks and mauves. #153600 H4.Any info would be helpful as I love this painting it is very beautiful and a freind was going to throw it out. I said are you kidding so i took it home and it it is perfect condition.
I have 4 large paintings signed by Lee Reynolds. They came with the house we purchased in 1991. Tag on back says "Purchased from the Lee Reynolds collection. Vanguard L.A.
Our inventory has them listed as "five Flowers" "The flower market" "flower shop" and "tall buildings overlooking the water". From my research they are a long way from home here in Australia. Any info would be appreciated.
I have been given a Lee Reynolds oil painting. Its 4'x 5'signed in the bottom right hand corner. Its a modern art type picture mainly pinks, blues, and silver, with right angles going from bottom left to top right. The serial No. on the frame is 158893.
Any info on this particular piece would be very much appreciated.
I have 2 contemporary table lamps, 1 floor lamp & 1 vase that were all originally signed by Lee Reynolds but I repainted over them all long ago. Purchased all as set in approx. 1990. Did I destroy them?? Also have approx. 4' x 5' oil painting looking across the river at the old twin towers N.Y. still signed & good shape. Any info??
I have a painting that is an oil on canvas that is 3' by 4' approximately. It is one yellow dandelion and 2 dandelios that went to seed. In the lower left it is signed Reynolds and on the back of the canvas is the #568 in black with a TF written underneath that. It makes no mention of Vanguard studios on it. It was left in our office and the owner just gave it to me.
I worked at Vanguard studios as a painter in the early 70's. It was a great place to work.
The 24x48 spanish galleons were called glue paintings and we made $1.50 ea from them piece work. But I could do 35-40 in a single day so it was pretty good pay for those days when the min wages were $3.15 an hour. For the large Hi Line 40x60 paintings we were paid $5.00ea. And that was good money too cause if you worked fast you could do 10 or 12 a day.
tircso AKA Lee Burr
Looking for info, Lee Burr used the name Tircso during the 70's. Anybody have additional information about the artist. Why did he use this name, and where can I find more art work ? What would be the price range for his art? Thank You.
Flower pastel 48" x 60"
I have a painting by Lee Reynolds wich contains two large flowers in full bloom and one bud, the colors are light pink flowers with turquois/green stems and leaves. I'am interested in selling or knowing the value. Please email me if you have any idieas.....its 48" x 60"
ANY and ALL information regarding Lee Reynolds,
Vanguard, students vs. his originals,etc.I lived in LA 20+yrs.where his work was readily available, in the SE NOW its difficult to find. A remarkable artist who's works first introduced me to real art in the early 70s...until NOW...one of a kind artist..thanks michael
Back in the early 70's my best friend gave me a painting of Reynolds, it has green, gold, and browns. Just big mushrooms, thats it. Had it on my walls for years. Does any one know anything about this piece. THANKS
Backround on Lee Reynolds
Lee Reynolds was born in Los Angeles in 1936. He attended the local schools and was awarded a Bachelor's Degree on Fine Art at the University of Southern California. His is a purely personal technique, reflecting an eclectic taste. Recent Triumphs include the famous bullfighter series. He currently lives in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife and two children.
The picture I have of the two race horses is selling for $7500. I have the exact same picture that we bought in the late 70's.
lee reynolds painting
I have an oil painting on canvas. It is signed Reynolds and on the back of it has a vangaurd studio's sticker with the cattalog number 583 on the sticker and on the back of the canvas it has the log no. written 583T.D, on the sticker it also has Beverley Hills Califfornia.It is 41"x41" looks to be in its original frame. Its a pot of flowers sitting on a cheeked table cloth if anyone can give me some information on it I wood appreciate it. Thank You, Angela
From what I have found out,,,, Lee Reynolds signed his earlier paintings , the ones that he painted himself, he signed them Lee Reynolds, When his students started painting them , they also signed them Lee Reynolds , but the signature was accompanied by a Vanguard Studios stamp on the back, the ones that he painted himself after the students stopped painting were signed Lee Reynolds Burr. So from what I gather if , it doesnt have the Vanguard stamp on it, it is probably original. I would love to know the value of mine!!!
James L Chase
This signature on a piece indicates a staff artist from Vanguard Studios, California's famous art workshop.Vanguard artists are trained at America's finest art schools but also have successfully competed with others with equally impressive backgrounds to achieve their coveted positions as members of the Vanguard staff. Lee Reynolds Burr, Vanguard Art Director, permits the signature "Lee Reynolds" to be affixed to the best of the works conceived and executed at Vanguard Studios. Mr. Burr was graduated from the University of Southern California. His eclectic taste resulted in the now famous Bullfighter series. In addition, his theme adaptations on a sries entitled, "The World's Children" was met with marked acclaim in 1971. His paintings and prints hang in many important collections and innumerable museums. He lives in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife and two children.
I have found a website for Lee Reynolds and they have a lot of Lee's artwork posted. Additionally, it's rumored that students signed their artwork under this name, I don't know which school this happened at thought?
I too have a large painting of the prancing horses. My mom was going to get rid of it, but I have always loved it. The first time I saw it was on The I Dream of Jennie show. It hung in Major Nelson's wall(it moved from place to place. Just thought it was a fun fact to share. Thanks,Dianne
Did Mr. Lee Burr's ever lived in New York during 1980?
I have a painting that is signed Lee Reynolds, does that mean that he did not paint this?? Since he is signing his work as Lee Burr? I was just wondering if it was painted by one of his students or by him.
Lee Reynolds Burr
Artist who signed Lee Reynolds
As you might know, many students painted with the name Lee Reynolds. We are trying to find anyone who worked at Vanguard Studios to help different collectors try and figure out which artist painted what. If any artist for Vanguard Studios at that time reads this, please get in touch with us so we can perhaps catalog which painting was done by whom.
His website is not up yet but we are planning on it sometime this summer. Meanwhile I have a few of his painting on my site.
Lee Reynolds oil/acrylic
I purchased a 4X5 ft painting by Lee Reynolds around 1965 in Eastern Pa. The subject is an abstract tree done in various shades of black on a white background.Some leaves with a little coler if you look close. Signature of artist (Lee Reynolds) in upper left corner in red.I have had a lot of wonderfull comments on this work during the past 40 years.
Lee Reynolds Burr
I happen to be a friend of Lee's and he is not quite ready for computers but he now has an email address, as of today
LeeReynoldsBurr@hotmail.com if you would like to contact him directly
I have a large abstract painting signed Lee Reynolds. I would like to know who to contact to appraise this painting. There is a number on the back of the frame and an id on the back of the canvas. This piece has lots of texture and has many colors. I purchased it in the mid 80's.
lee reynolds burr
lee reynolds burr let his students sign thier paintings lee reynolds. he is lee burr
Is Lee reynolds Burr and Lee Reynolds the same person? I have a painting of his and it is signed Lee reynolds. ANy info would be helpful.
Is Lee Burr the same person as Lee Reynolds Burr? I have a piece by Lee Burr but am having trouble tracking him down. Thanks for any help on this.