WHO is Lee Reynolds?

Nov 1, 2010 | Designs and Designers

Lee Reynolds

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 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 ReynoldsVanguard Studios also used other signatures including Reynolds, Stuart and Van Gaard.

Lee Reynolds Burr

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.  Burr may have used the signature Lee Reynolds on his early works.  After the founding of Vanguard Studios, his works were signed Lee Burr, and later Lee Reynolds Burr.



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Lee Reynolds Dandelions painting


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Lee Reynolds Water Lily painting


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Lee Reynolds Palm Tree painting


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TV: SamsungChair: Palecek, in Peter Fasano fabricLight: Shades from the Midnight SunWallcovering: Schumacher (foyer).


Every appliance is concealed by painted paneling. Counter stools: Artistic FramePendants: Weplight, with Radish Moon fabricBacksplash: Tiles of Ezra.

Breakfast nook

Bowman chose a seafoam green for the spot where the family enjoys casual meals. Wallcovering: Phillip JeffriesChandelier: Julie NeillChairs: Design Within Reach, in Pierre Frey fabricTable: custom.

Dining Room

Bunk Room

Bowman turned a tiny space into a spare bedroom for the children’s friends. Floor tile: Mirth StudioWallcovering: ThibautPaint: Cloud White (trim, bunks) and In Your Eyes (ceiling), Benjamin Moore.

Girl’s Room

The room was decorated so that (optimistically) it will last through her teen years. Paint: Sprout, Sherwin-WilliamsWallcovering: Pacific Designs International (ceiling). Nightstand: Chelsea TextilesSconces: PalecekCurtains: Lisa Fine TextilesBedding: MatoukBed: Coley Home.

Primary Bathroom


Painted cement tile by Sabine Hill and Perennials performance fabric can withstand post-pool hangouts. Paint: Marry Me (cabinets), Benjamin MooreWallcovering: Pacific Designs InternationalSofa: vintage.


Pool House

Shutters painted in Pink Cloud by Benjamin Moore are a subtle departure from the neighboring homes—yet still wholly Floridian.