Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hidreth Meiere, 1892-1961
Hildreth Meière. Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was a renowned Art Deco muralist, whose numerous commissions grace government and commercial buildings and houses of worship across the country. In midtown Manhattan alone, Meière’s mosaics decorate Temple Emanu-El and St. Bartholomew’s Church, where she also designed the stained glass clerestory windows. Her enormous mixed-metal and enamel sculptures adorn the façade of Radio City Music Hall. In lower Manhattan, Meière’s mosaics can be seen in the dramatic Red Banking Room at One Wall Street, and in the landmarked lobby of the Walker-Lispenard Building.
Anyway, I just thought you might be interested in Hildreth and you can find much on the Internet. I asked her daughter what her day was like and she told me she always read the paper in bed every morning! I rather liked that.