Carl Mehrbach’s artistic education began with studies in New York City in 1973, first at the Art Students’ League with Bruce Dorfman, and then as an apprentice to the painter Seymour Leichman. In 1977, Mehrbach continued his studies under the renowned Post-Modern figurative painter, Philip Guston, at Boston University. Mehrbach received his M.F.A. from B.U. in 1979.
Besides having his work shown by Long River Studios, Carl Mehrbach has shown his work throughout the United States, most recently in Boston at the Bromfield Gallery, and currently at Luigi Minoletti in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mehrbach’s work is best described as “Contemporary Figurative,” but such titles do not clearly explain the richness of his art. It is best to view Mehrbach’s art, vivid in contemporary references and personal mythology, as art that stands by itself without the need of verbal identification.