Hildreth Meière: Her Creations Are the Definition of “So Extra”

Hildreth Meière, American painter and designer (1932). Photo by Peter A. Juley & Son via the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Three mixed-metal relief sculptures designed by Meière: Dance, Drama and Song. They were installed on Radio City Music Hall in 1932. Photo by Lih Handsome.
St.Bartholomew’s Church, Six Days of Creation mosaic. Photo by Mel Graf.
Cartoon studies for the Nebraska State Capitol. Photo by Peter A. Juley & Son via Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Right panel of altarpiece for St. Mark’s Church, Mt. Kisco, New York. Photo by Peter A. Juley & Son via the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Meière’s designs surround the rose window on the south wall of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Photo by Bill Badzo via Flickr.
A study print with leopards and a satyr by Meière. Photo by Peter A. Juley & Son via Smithsonian Learning Lab.
A glimpse into the Red Banking Room of One Wall Street, Irving Trust. It is not open to the public at this time as the building is being converted into condos. Photo by R. Tom via Flickr.
The half dome and stringcourse of St.Bartholomew’s Church showcase Meière’s Byzantine mosaic designs. Within the dome is the Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah flanking Christ’s sides. The stringcourse is composed of animals and birds that symbolize Christian virtues. Photo by Mel Graf.

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