Edward Meshekoff (1917-2010) was a New York-based artist, illustrator, and designer. He was born in the Bronx and received his artistic education at UCLA, after which he contributed to a long list of New York City public works. He is well-known for architectural bronze works such as the detailing on the Nelson Tower on 7th Avenue and the decorative railings at Lincoln Center's New York State Theater. He also created commissioned murals, mosaics, and sculpture for Modern architectural buildings such as the General Telephone Building and the AMOCO Building in Midtown Manhattan, and other prominent locations along the East Coast of the US. Meshekoff also developed a system of training using visual aids for the US military during World War II, which is still in use today.