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Hildreth Meiere - A Legacy Built on Versatility


Sunday, October 01, 2023
9:30 AM
Hyatt: Grand Ballroom A



Hildreth Meiere was a prolific artist working in various mediums; glass, tile, wood, and metal to name a few. Many of her designs were influenced by the Art Deco movement that was emerging at the during her career. She was a contributing artist to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression where she contributed numerous works of art throughout the United States.


In her 40-year career, she created approximately 100 works of art. Her installations can be seen in nationally known places such as Radio City Music Hall, New York City, Cathedral Basilica St. Louis and her award winning work in the Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln. Additionally, Hildreth was the first woman to be appointed to the New York City Art Commission. She would eventually be a board member for several associations. She prided herself as both a successful muralists and businesswoman. 


My presentation will look at Ms. Meiere’s amazing works of art. How she became an important artist during a time when women artists were not named lead artists on large commissions. My presentation is to introduce a new group of artists to Hildreth Meiere’s incredible portfolio of work


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