Burr says, “A canvas smaller than four or five feet simply doesn’t excite me.”
Lee Reynolds Burr was born in Los Angeles, California in 1936. The artist graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 1962. Burr's paintings defy easy classification, but are all loosely related to a cubist aesthetic. For the 1984 Olympics, he did a twenty-one foot canvas for the new International Terminal at the Los Angeles Airport. His richly surfaced abstracts of massive scale are represented in important museums in the United States and numerous major collections. Lee Burr is now an increasingly significant member of the New York School and divides his time between his Manhattan apartment and a residence in Bel Air, California.