New Book Reveals Forgotten Art-Deco Titan

Radio City Music Hall is an Art Deco jewel. Its most notable—but somehow little-mentioned—features are the three metal roundels around the corner from the entrance on the 50th Street façade. They were created by Hildreth Meière, a virtually forgotten artist and sculptor whose architectural mosaics, glass windows, and painted murals still adorn prominent churches and skyscrapers. A new book, “The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière,” by Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, with photographs by the artist’s granddaughter, Hildreth Meière Dunn, spotlights some of her decorative works in danger of being orphaned, despite her renown when she was alive.

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