French Fur Traders

Hildreth Meière

Gold Paint Panel

French Fur Traders by Hildreth Meière

About this piece

The panel says Sieur de Bourgmont at the Platte 1714. It depicts a group of French fur traders arriving at a Native American camp.

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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