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

AT&T Long Distance Building

Listen to this podcast by Kathleen Skolnik to learn more about Hildreth Meière, her background, and how she came to be one of the most remarkable artists of the art deco movement.
Open House New York Weekend 2019

Skolnik paints a detailed picture of the AT&T Long Distance Building, one of the sites included in Open House New York. Enhance your experience by listening to this podcast as you visit this site and walk through the building looking at the artwork while learning more about Hildreth and why she made certain decisions about her artwork.

Alternatively, you could listen in the comfort of your own home while you use your imagination and Skolnik’s comprehensive description of Hildreth’s work to envision this site in your mind. Skolnik illustrates Hildreth Meière’s work in beautiful detail, while also discussing her influences, styles, and other accolades. You don’t want to miss it!

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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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