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Howard Mehring papers, circa 1931-1978

Mehring, Howard, 1931-1978

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Howard Mehring measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1931-1978. This small collection of documentation on Mehring's career includes graduation and birth certificates; letters to Mehring from his mother, dealers, lawyers and clients; and childhood photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard Mehring (1931-1978) was a painter in Washington, D.C., considered one of the six core members of the Washington Color School, which also included his instructor at Catholic University, Kenneth Noland. His mature work, all abstract, ranged from loose Abstact Expressionism to a more structured geometic style of Color Field Painting.


The papers were donated in 2018 by Patricia and William Taffe Driscoll, friends of Mehring, who had held the documents on Mehring's behalf.