BRYN MAWR – Louise Dunn, a graduate of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr and daughter of acclaimed Art Deco muralist and designer Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), visited her alma mater Oct. 8.
Dunn is an authority on the works of her mother, and she spoke to the Sacred Heart students about Meière’s most noted works and her artistic process.
Meière worked in a variety of mediums and received over 100 commissions, both secular and liturgical, during the first half of the 20th century.
A Sacred Heart alumna herself, Meière studied art in Florence, Italy. In 1929, she was commissioned by Sacred Heart to create paintings for a chapel at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Overbrook.
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., will host the first major exhibition of Meiere’s pieces that includes sketches and studies of her work at such major institutions as the Nebraska State Capitol, the National Academy of Sciences, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and St. Bartholomew Church and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Other sites in Pennsylvania that feature work by Meière are The Jesuit Spiritual Center in Wernersville and Mary Immaculate Center in Northampton.