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A fourth generation, native Californian, artist John S. Reynolds revels in creating paintings of vintage Los Angeles architecture and landscapes. Bizarre and dark is countered by light and bright in his decades-long body of work. While the region’s landscape has changed dramatically, what vigorously lives on in his paintings is a forgotten Southern California, with her palm trees, streetcars and beautiful American cars. Pasadena of yesteryear holds a special place in his heart, as it is the land of his people. His showbiz pedigree is distinct, as his beloved grandmother was early Hollywood actress ZaSu Pitts. Her influence is evident in his perspective on life and in his deep reverence for history and the culture of Southern California’s past. His work celebrates that rich history by keeping alive what might be lost to the ages.