Howard Mehring American, 1931-1978


Howard Mehring was one of the most important members of the Washington Color School. A student of Kenneth Noland, who was one of the best known contemporary American Color Field painters, Mehring shared a studio from 1956-1958 with fellow Washington Color School painter Thomas Downing. With the fortuitous patronage of noted collector Vincent Melzac Mehring was able to devote himself entirely to painting. Mehring was additionally fortunate to have the support of  the influential art critic Clement Greenberg, who included Mehring in his exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1964 entitled "Post Painterly Abstraction".


Origo Gallery, Washington D.C., 1959

Jefferson Place Gallery, 1960

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1962

Los Angeles County Museum, Post Painterly Abstraction, 1964

Washington Gallery of Modern Art, The Washington Color Painters, 1965

Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Systemic Painting, New York, 1966

Jewish Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Corcoran Gallery of art, retrospective, 1977

Museums and Public Collections

Chase Manhattan Bank

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York

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