LEE REYNOLDS (LEE BURR) (AMERICAN 1936-), OIL ON CANVAS, "FLOWERS", SIGNED.
HUGE - FRAMED 48 X 60"
SOME FUN FACTS I DISCOVERED WHILE RESEARCHING THIS PIECE....Lee Reynolds is an amazing example of the 60s trend of art for the masses. Artist Lee Reynolds Burr founded Vanguard Studios in 1964. 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 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.