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Stephen Reynolds, Artist Sign Painter    © Photo Jeff Abell

Sign Painting in Progress



Expert Hand-Lettering and Graphics for Business, Homes and Artists

A dedication to tradition and a contemporary art education characterize the distinctive hand-painted lettering and graphics by Chicago artist and sign painter Stephen Reynolds, who has been utilizing traditional sign painting techniques for over 25 years to serve clients throughout the United States and Europe. Reynolds often works closely with architects, designers, project managers, and business owners in the development and production of commissions for cultural institutions, individual artists, restaurants, trade shows, and other businesses.

Selected Cultural Institutions

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Terra Museum of American Art
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Taubman Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Berlinishe Gallerie, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
  • The Chicago History Museum
  • Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
  • Sikkema-Jenkins Gallery New York
  • Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin
  • Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago

Stephen Reynolds paints distinctive text and images on a variety of substrates including paper, wood, glass, aluminum, drywall, concrete, and brick, and provides a broad range of sign painting services.

Selected Sign Painting Services

  • Wall Lettering and Graphic Murals
  • Site-Specific Projects for Contemporary Artists
  • Sign Pieces on Wood and Aluminum
  • Hand-Painted Window Lettering and Logos
  • Sign Painting for Film, Video and Advertising
  • Gold and Silver Leaf Gilding on Glass and Wood
  • Faux-Weathering and Distressing Techniques
  • Vinyl Lettering and Digital Imaging Oversight

Stephen Reynolds has traveled widely, producing work on location for site-specific artists’ projects and commercial installations, but he also produces work in his studio, which can be later transported to project sites for installation.

For more information see about Stephen Reynolds, Artist Sign Painter.


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