School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She was also an influential teacher of the genre. The couple moved to Paris where Virginia continued her studies under the American impressionist painter Charles Augustus Lasar and began exhibiting her work. Her miniature portrait of a Dutch girl at the American Art Association of Paris show of 1896 was the only work by a woman on display.
She also established her own school of miniature painting in Paris where her students included Lucy May Stanton, Eda Nemoede Casterton and Cornelia Ellis Hildebrandt.
She died at the age of 37 from an embolism while on vacation with her family in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He died there in 1949.
Reynold"s technique of miniature painting, and one which she introduced to her students, involved freer, more "expressionistic" parallel brush strokes. Her portrait of Bessie Moore was one of three which she exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris and is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Reynolds was one of the founding members of the American Society of Miniature Painters in 1899 and periodically returned to Chicago where she had a studio and taught the first course in miniature painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.