Question I recently came across two beautiful abstract paper and metal 3d type paintings signed hughes on back is the vanguard studio stamp and number they are large 30x36 in golden frames. I cannot find anything on the artist and the only info on the studio is about lee reynolds burr. could you help me identify and price? Thank You for your time.
Answer Dear Deborah,
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 often trained at America's finest art schools and most work was signed as Lee Reynolds. Some artists signed with their own name or pseudonyms. In the dozens of Vanguard pieces of art that I have researched, I have yet to track a piece back to the original artist. I did a search on the name you gave, but there is not a listed artist that I can identify as the maker of your art. Vanguard art resale on the secondary market is primarily based on its appeal to collectors. If someone identifies with a particular piece they may pay more than any estimate given.
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