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Meière, Hildrethlocked

(03 September 1892–01 May 1961)
  • Robert Blaskiewicz

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Meière, Hildreth (03 September 1892–01 May 1961), artist, was born in New York City, the daughter of Marie Hildreth Meière and Ernest Meière. Meière's mother had forsaken an artistic career in order to raise a family, but she raised her daughters in a home that Hildreth Meière later described as one in which “art was known and loved” (Meière, “Life and Times,” p. 1). Meière lived in Flushing, New York, until 1901, when she was sent to study at Manhattanville, a prestigious and rigorous convent school run by the Religious of the Sacred Heart in New York City. Meière boarded there until her graduation in 1911....

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