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Arno and Paul Heuduck. Courtesy of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.


Heuduck, Paul Johannes (21 May 1882–08 September 1972), and Arno Paul Heuduck (28 July 1917–12 November 1988), mosaicists, were both born in Berlin, Germany. Paul Heuduck was the son of Louise Dressler Heuduck and Johannes Heuduck, a cabinetmaker. Little is known about Paul Heuduck's youth in Germany aside from the fact that he was the youngest of seven children and that at the age of fourteen he began work as an apprentice at the Berlin stained glass and mosaic firm Puhl-Wagner. As an apprentice mosaicist, Paul lost a finger after cutting himself on a shard of glass. He married Martha Untze (b. 1887), the daughter of one of his coworkers at Puhl-Wagner, and the couple had three children....


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....