Theme/Style – Modernism, still life, landscapes
Media – Oils
Artistic Focus – George W. Reynolds was active in Southern California art circles, exhibiting with art clubs and art associations from the early 1900s through the 1950s. His skillfully rendered landscapes and still lifes were well-regarded by critics, though unfortunately today they are somewhat rare.
Career Highlights –
- George Westfall Reynolds was born in Dyersville, Iowa in 1887.
- Reynolds established a dental office in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1911, and though he lived and worked as a dentist in Minneapolis through at least the early 1940s, Reynolds spent long periods of each year in southern California, studying painting at the Scripps Institute under Henry Lee McFee and privately with Otto Schneider.
- In 1917 Reynolds exhibited in Los Angeles with the California Art Club at the Museum of Art History, Science and Art at Exposition Park, and again in 1918 and 1919 along with Mabel Alvarez, Helena Dunlap, Henrietta Shore, Edouard Vysekal, and many others.
- Reynolds also had a home in Los Angeles during the 1920s, and by the late 1930s he had a studio in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
- In 1952 Reynolds was included in a show by the Laguna Beach Art Association at the Laguna Beach Art Gallery.
- Reynolds was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the California Art Club, the La Jolla Art Association, and the San Diego Men’s Art Institute.
- George Westfall Reynolds passed away in La Jolla, California in 1966.
Selection of Works by this Artist
Bibliographic references are available upon request.