The Making of an Etching
Accession Number: PC.08
Artist: Robert Reynolds
etching, 12 trial proofs, 30.5 x 41 inches
Adopted by: Gail Johnson, Johnson Framing Studio

Robert Reynolds is a landscape artist who concentrates on the pristine nature areas of California. Also, many of his subjects interpret and depict the coastline of California, especially the Morro Bay estuary and the recent advent of the many grape vineyards that now delineate the land. He also paints in the High Sierra mountains and has spent time in England.

A native of San Luis Obispo, Mr. Reynold’s paintings are in art collections throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Reynolds has assembled an impressive body of work and list of honors. His paintings have appeared on many posters for the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the Bicentennial Poster celebrating the founding of the City of San Luis Obispo, (highlighting Father Junipero Serra, who founded many of the early California Missions) and a poster celebrating Ironstone Vineyards located in Murphys, California.

National publications regularly highlight Robert Reynolds’ work. Features and occasional cover stories include: The American Artist, The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic (cover), the American Artist Watercolor magazine, North Light magazine, and Ford Times (covers). His work has appeared on the cover of two issues of the San Luis Obispo Magazine (2001 and 2002) and on the cover of the Harbinger Magazine (2000) published in Arnold, California. His paintings were featured in an eight-page article in the 2004 January issue of Central Coast Magazine. In 2007, his work and book were highlighted in the Cal Poly Alumni Magazine. Cal Poly University Professor of Art/Emeritus, Mr. Reynolds is a recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Cal Poly President Baker’s Art Award. He is also a past department chairman of the nationally recognized Art and Design Program at Cal Poly. He is an alumnus with honors of the Art Center College of Design. Mr.Reynolds later earned his Masters Degree from Cal Poly University. Reynolds is a Professor of Art/Emeritus; Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, California.

In December, 2005, Reynolds participated in the invitational Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. He was among a selected number of American artists. Mr. Reynolds has been listed in a number of biographical journals, including Who’s Who in American Art; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Education.

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