My obsession with the vintage hunt, in photos.
I have a pair of owl painting VERY much like yours, nearly identical, initialed LR. I acquired them from the estate of a dear family friend. I was wondering if you have any more specific information about the artist, etc?
Hi Kathy, I'm afraid I don't have any info about the artist. They were stamped on the back "Vanguard Studios 1967" and that's it. I'm assuming they were a home decor item, with many produced and sold through designers or furniture stores.
Thanks, Joe. Mine say Vanguard Studios 1968. I looked up Vanguard, and found that the initials "LR" are for Lee Reynolds Burr. He is one of the executives of the studio, and pieces/projects that he approved were given his name or initials (so I assume it was probably a multitude of art students or starving artists). The pieces are numbered, so they were somehow mass-produced. I read that you can call the studios and give them the markings from the back and they can trace to the original artist. I don't care enough for that, but thought you'd like to know. FYI, Lee Reynolds does have some of his own original works out there which, of course, command a much greater price than the pieces like ours. I have no interest in trying to sell them, since they carry sentimental value. But thanks for your help in tracking them down. Good luck with your hobby!
Hi I have a 1967 faux wood vanguard carving of an owl does anyone know anything of this piece
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