Francisco Coronado

Hildreth Meière

Gold Paint Panel

Francisco Coronado by Hildreth Meière

About this piece

The panel reads Coronado discovers the prairies 1541. It depicts Francisco Coronado and a group of explorers traveling.

About Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière (me-AIR) was one of the greatest American muralists of the 20th century. She was a pioneer in her field and created a more modern approach to murals that differed from the academic traditions at the time. She blended several classic influences, including classic Greek vase painting, Byzantine Mosaics, and Native American beadwork into a style known as Art Deco.

Up until her death in 1961 she acknowledged the Nebraska State Capitol as her crowning achievement.

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