Reynolds’ career as an artist can be split into two distinctly different sections. He emerged as a painter of landscapes in the 1950s, with a style influenced by Expressionism and the modern European art he had seen in Germany during the War. However, in 1960 he began making abstract reliefs, which became increasingly reductive until they were primarily white, linear compositions. Born in Suffolk, Reynolds’ art education began after front-line war service. He studied at Woolwich Polytechnic School of Art from 1948 to 1952. A scholarship then led to him studying at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1953 before he embarked on a teaching career at Central School of Art and St Martin’s School of Art, London.