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Profile: Hildreth Meière

A profile of Hildreth Meière, one of the most renowned American muralists of the 20th century. Working with leading architects of her day, Hildreth designed about 100 commissions. Her best-known works in New York City include Radio City Music Hall, The Red Room at 1 Wall Street, Temple Emanu-El, and many more.

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historical videos and programs featuring Meière’s work.


books, feature articles, exhibition catalogues, and Meière’s own writing.


to podcasts and recent lectures about Meière’s work.


the National Academy’s Great Hall Dome Explorer and Nebraska’s Virtual Capitol.

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Hildreth Meière’s Commissions

Known for her architectural decoration, American Art Deco muralist Hildreth Meière completed over 100 commissions in a variety of mediums.

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Hildreth Meière: Her Creations Are the Definition of So Extra

By Melissa Graf

Writer Melissa Graf highlights Meière in a blog article titled Hildreth Meière: Her Creations Are the Definition of “So Extra”.

The article discusses Meière’s background, education, her influences, and of course her breathtaking artwork Graf was so intrigued after seeing some of Meière’s most famous and well known commissions, she took to doing some research on the artist on her own. Graf learned that Meière always pushed herself academically, always pursuing her love of learning. Furthermore, Graf was impressed that Meière paved her own way in the mostly male centered architecture and art world, creating many large scale, show stopping commissions.

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Biography of Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière (me-AIR) was one of the most renown American muralists of the 20th century. During her forty-year career from the 1920s until her death in 1961, she pioneered a modern approach to murals that broke away from academic tradition and blended such influences as early Byzantine mosaics, Egyptian wall painting, classical Greek vase painting, and Native American beadwork into a style that came to be known as Art Deco.

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