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
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