Howard Mehring is best known for his hard-edged geometrical color field paintings and screenprints. But he first proved his worth as a painter in his abstract expressionist work.
This painting is one of the very few of Mehring’s early works which remain extant. An expressionist oil on canvas, it is executed in softer colors.
Oil on Canvas
Signed in pencil en verso, center.
Professionally framed in a black-painted wood floater frame.
27 in. (h) x 21.25 in. (w) 1.75 in. (d)
Approx. 26 in. (h) x 20 in. (w)
From the Estate of Washington Color School painter James F. Hilleary, a close friend of the artist, by gift from the artist.
Exhibited at Marin-Price Gallery, 2014