Bio / CV

Larry D. Reinhart

Studio in Yucaipa, California           


Raised in Northern Oregon, I spent much of my young life using my imagination, making up stories and creating things with my hands. When I began to put my creative ideas on paper I knew I would one day share these ideas with others. This led me to move to Southern California to pursue my artistic studies. I graduated with Honors of Distinction from the Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration. Here I received my sought after formal education in traditional realist art and visual storytelling.  

Photo of Larry Reinhart by Linnea Lenkus

After graduating, I immediately put my education to the test and entered the commercial illustration market where within I ran a successful business for over fifteen years. I worked with some world renowned clients like Mattel, Leap Frog, Scholastic and Warner Bros where I worked on visual development for the first Harry Potter movie. I really grew as an artist during these years but to be honest I was missing something; the freedom to create my personal art. So, in 2010      I officially quit all commercial illustration work so I could develop my own voice and my own body of work.


  • Guide Artists Magazine, Issue 19, September 2018, Artist spotlight

  • VoyageLA, June1, 2018 -  The LA Arts and Culture Weekly Review

  • Press Enterprise, May 10, 2018 -  Artist Spotlight

  • CAGO Media, Sept. 23, 2016 -  An Artists Speaks, Season 5, Episode 13

  • The Sand Canyon Review, 2015 Edition - Artists spotlight. 


2017 Member - Oil Painters of America


BFA 1996 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2019 RJD Gallery, Sage Harbor, NY

2018-2019 The Vendue, Charlston SC

2018 Mind & Mill Gallery, Riverside CA

2018 SBAA Juried Show, 2nd place winner

2017-2018 The Vendue, Charleston SC

2018 Artscape, Riverside CA

2018 The Threshold Art Gallery, Redlands CA

2013-2018 Vision Quest, Yucaipa CA

2017 Redlands Art Walk, Redlands CA

2017 The Threshold Art Gallery, Redlands CA

2016 Artscape, Riverside CA

2016 Redlands Art Walk, Redlands CA

2016 Contemporary Art Gallery, Annapolis MD

2015-2016 D Galley, Redondo Beach CA

2015 The Alley Gallery, Redlands CA

2012 – 2015 D Gallery, Lake Arrowhead CA

2014 The Alley Gallery, Redlands CA

2014 Raven’s Nest, Yucaipa CA

2014 Queen Bean, Yucaipa CA

2013 Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA

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