Category mehring

2004 $10,000

Howard Mehring1931-1978

Contemporary Museum
Honolulu, Hi

$10,000 to acquire one or two major paintings by the artist for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator James Jensen. Born in Washington, DC, Mehring was an important member of the Washington Color School in the late 1950s and 1960s. Made from a variety of painting techniques that employed pouring, staining and layering, Mehring’s early work explores color in an overall pattern, while his later work represents geometric forms created through the recombining of letters of the alphabet.

Total: $10,000