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Artist of the moment……Howard Mehring

 

Howard Mehring was born in the year 1931. Mehring is associated with the Washington Color Field School.

For his artistic education Mehring attended Wilson’s Teacher’s College earning a bachelors degree. Mehring also attended the  Catholic University American National Institute for the Arts and Letters, located in Washington D.C. where he studied under Kenneth Noland.

Mehring painted in an abstract manner with loose brushwork before switching to a more hard edged style of painting.

Mehring is included in the Museum of Modern Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Howard Mehring passed away in 1978.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. The artist worked with oils and acrylics sometimes using a special magna acrylic paint.

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Artist of the moment…..Kenneth Noland….

Kenneth Noland is wonderful artist known for his use of circles in his artwork.  Kenneth Noland was born in 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina. Noland is associated with two artistic movements, color field painting and abstract expressionism. Noland’s father was a doctor. The artist enrolled in the Air Force as soon as he finished high school. It was 1942 and the United States was in the thick of World War 2.

The main emphasis of Noland’s work is simple design with a great use of color.

After finishing his tours of duty Noland used the G.I. bill to enroll as a student at Black Mountain College. Whilst at this college he studied under the great Ilya Bolotowsky. Bolotowsky has been featured on this blog recently. A goodwill shopper was able to find an original that she bought for less than one hundred dollars and sold for more than $30,000 at auction.

Noland loved to paint with basic geometric shapes.  Most works are targets, circles, stripes, and irregular shaped canvases.

price range information: Noland worked with oils and acrylics and both range from $10,000 to more than $600,000.

Kenneth Noland passed away in 2010 at the age of 85 years old.

Below is a wonderful montage of the artists work.

Keep exposing yourself to as much art as possible!

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