Joseph Meert (1905-1989) studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Students League, New York under Thomas Hart Benton. In the 1940s Meerts' work shifted from the American Scene aesthetic to abstraction. Working with oil paint, glass and watercolor the artist exhibited his work in New York through the 1960s and was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant for his work in stained glass in 1964.