Renowned Art Deco Artist Hildreth Mei

? New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

The most famous and versatile Art Deco muralist Hildreth re Mei (1892-1961) is the subject of the presentation of exciting new Museum of Arts Bible exhibition walls : the narrative art of Mei Hildreth? new. To view from February 3 to May 20, 2012, the walls Speakeasy presents the liturgical projects of this avant-garde artist for many New York metropolitan centers has created emblematic places of worship, including Temple Emanu -El, the Church of St. Bartholomew, St. Michael’s Church Passionist Monastery in Union City, New Jersey and another religious symbol. Organized by the Centre Regina A. Quick for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University and organized by Catherine Coleman Brawer, the exhibition features over 90 items, including hand-painted altarpieces and mosaics scale test. Also visible are the gouache studies, cartoons and models that form the basis of Mei? Res completed designs, as well as photos of some of his commissions were more traditional. This conference is the first presentation of the walls only to opinion? Res great job for synagogues and churches. Visitors can experience a great American muralist, whose innovative approach to design, materials and technology to the forefront, she pushed at a time, had pushed through some of the artists whose art and ability to improve rich sacred spaces.

specialize in mosaicnow almost lost artHildreth Mei? Re was one of the most famous muralists and prolific of the 20th Century. An early proponent of Art Deco drew inspiration from medieval times to the mosaic of Ravenna and the wall paintings of the Renaissance in Florence, streamlined modern style bring traditional motifs. She received her first big orders to conduct Bertram Goodhue architect, and G. During his career, completed 100 projects that were equally divided between the secular and the religious. She left their mark in the vast landscape of New York City, including Expo 1939 New York World, Radio City Music Hall, Red Hall in banking on Wall Street and the Cathedral of St. Patrick. In 1956, she became the first woman to receive the Medal of Fine Arts of the American Institute of Architects, and was the first woman appointed to the Commission of the City of New York Art.


Mei? Re is an artist who has left an indelible mark in New York, said
Dr. Ena Heller
, CEO Mobia. This exhibition explores their role in the decoration of many of Americas most beautiful houses of worship and it shows as a creative force that deserves a place among the most skilled artists of the 20th Century.

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born in New York, taking the company and Europe to study art, Mei? Re costumes that appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in 1917 devised. During a career that spans five decades, she has created installations for monumental religious buildings, government and business. Illustrate subjects ranging from astronomy to the women’s movement drew on the mythology, biblical history, the lives of saints, and Native American art. Through studies, working drawings, models and photographs of the interior finish of the granddaughter of the artist Mei Hildreth? Re Dunn will be taken to see firsthand how visitors Mobia Mei? Res artistic process from concept to final form develops. The exhibition includes newly restored sequences Mei? Re and artists to work on portable triptychs for the armed forces during World War II. Three of his triptychs are on display.


? perform again work with skilled craftsmen qualified European, their designs in ceramic tiles, glass mosaic in the Byzantine style mosaic, inlaid wood and stained glass silhouette. Famous in his life, his work has received less attention than the styles and tastes have changed.

Highlights View

(see attached photos)

St. Peter mosaic of the Transfiguration, 1928. St. Bartholomew Church in New York. Glass Mosaic, 58? x 59?. Work for the first time in a glass-mosaic shows Mei? Re the transfiguration of the Gospel of Mark that the half-dome of the apse described. Their Byzantine-style mosaic is composed of tesserae – mixed fragments of colored glass with gold leaf decorated glass. Several shades of gold were used.


for sample apse mosaic panel, 1929. St. Bartholomew Church in New York. Glass Mosaic, 50 x 20 St. Richard Parish, St. Louis, Missouri, promised gift to St. Bonaventure University. Mei? Re was commissioned designs that create a variety of animals including a lion, unicorn, eagle, peacock, pelican and deer all symbols of Christ as inserts for the lower part of the apse. In this picture, the Pelican pierce her breast to feed her chickens.


triptych. 146 for the armed forces, our God fights for us, the Second World War, 1944. Oil on wood with gilded gesso, 60 x 72;? The Virginia War Museum, Newport News, Virginia Re Mei wrote to his family, on war work, I increasingly altarpieces for chaplains … There is talk of turning the 500 of them, and I will count on him for many design and conduct. God help me! Mei? Re runs a program for portable altars soldiers that were used in the Jewish and Christian services during the Second World War are. The biblical figures relate to the construction of the walls of Jerusalem on the left wing of the triptych on contemporary bridge builders and soldiers of the church on the right wing.

Walking tour

A walking tour through New York, visitors can produce a range of facilities, including Mei? res mosaic sheets in the main sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El, the largest synagogue in the world to see.


strong support for exhibitions and programs Mobias was provided by the American Bible Society, and Howard and Roberta Ahmanson available. This program is funded in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the City Council. Talking walls is made possible with support from Governor Cuomo and the Legislature of the State of New York by the New York State Council on the Arts.

About the Museum of Biblical Art:

In the near Lincoln Center, Broadway at 61st Street in 1865, presented at the Museum of Biblical Art is critically acclaimed exhibitions and provides high quality, affordable art enrichment programs for all ages . Mobia celebrates and interprets art in relation to the Bible and its cultural heritage in the Jewish and Christian traditions through exhibitions, education and science. Previous exhibitions have ranged from the Italian Renaissance masters in the art of Marc Chagall. Admission to exhibitions is free for members and children under 12 Mobia and pay-what-you-want for adults, with a suggested admission of $ 7 on Sunday are free. Museum opening hours are: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun: 10:00 clock-6: 00 clock; Thursday: … 10:00 clock-8: 00 hours, Monday: closed. Visit for more information on current exhibitions and public programs.

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