Artist using oil, watercolour, pastel, chalk, pen and pencil, but not acrylic, born in Brighton, Sussex, where he studied at the College of Art, 1951–6, under Alan Sorrell, R T Cowern, Charles Knight and Alfred Fairbank. He was a Rome Scholar, engraving, 1962–4. Rubens, Velázquez and Vermeer were cited as influences. Reynolds was a member of RP and RBA, also exhibiting at RA and elsewhere in group shows. Had solo exhibitions including Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn. Reynolds listed as his main works a mosaic in Stevenage, portraits of the critic Brian Sewell and actors Cyril Cusack and Paul Eddington, and watercolours contributed to the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, where in 1996 an atmospheric Italian landscape by him won a runners-up prize.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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