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.

Nebraska State Capitol - Virtues of the State from the rotunda dome

When you hear the term art deco, one name should immediately pop into your mind: Hildreth Meière. However, that may not be the case until you learn about her. After that you will see and recognize Meière’s work throughout America. Establishing herself as a distinguished designer in an industry overpowered by men, Hildreth Meière introduced America to the modernism of Art Deco through her mosaics, murals, stained glass windows, and large scale projects. Some of her well known commissions were for St. Bartholomew’s Church, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Nebraska State Capitol, and the WPA.

Join Kathleen Skolnik, co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière, as she discusses Meière’s work and the savvy business sensibilities that propelled her 40-year career forward—right through the art world’s glass ceiling.

January 18, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Miami Beach, FL

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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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