Question i have a painting from lee renolds of two pelicans on it the number is 153912 on the back of it
Answer Dear Michael,
What you have is a painting by a staff member at Vanguard Studios. Vanguard Studios was founded by an artist named Lee Reynolds Burr and represents a business venture that was formed in the sixties to create affordable oil paintings for the masses.
Vanguard apprentice artists were usually trained at America's finest art schools but signed the work they produced as Lee Reynolds. Lee Reynolds Burr permitted the signature "Lee Reynolds" to be affixed to the best of the works conceived and executed at Vanguard Studios. At the same time, the signature was usually accompanied by a Vanguard Studios stamp on the back.
Value on this work is decorative and depends on the quality of technique and the desirability of the subject matter. To find other work similar to yours; do an Internet search using key words “Lee Reynolds painting” or “Vanguard Studios painting”. There are usually several at any time on eBay. I hope this information is helpful.
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