A Finding Aid to the Howard Mehring papers, circa 1931-1978, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mehrhowa
Creators:
Mehring, Howard, 1931-1978
Dates:
circa 1931-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
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.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Ryan Evans in 2019.
Author
Ryan Evans
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 2018 by Patricia and William Taffe Driscoll, friends of Mehring, who had held the documents on Mehring's behalf.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Howard Mehring Papers, circa 1931-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washington Color School (Group of artists) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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