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Caroline Durieux Art

American, 1896-1989

Caroline Durieux was a  printmaker, painter, satirist, innovator and social activist. She was born in New Orleans and was already making sketches, by the age of four. Her formal art training was at Newcomb College (1912–17) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1918–20). Carl Zigrosser of the Philadelphia Museum of Art encouraged Durieux to try lithography. While living in Mexico, she learned lithography from Emilio Amero and later, worked with Diego Rivera and the other Mexican masters. Her lithographs of the 1930s and 1940s rank as some of the finest satirical pieces ever made. Durieux joined the art faculty at Newcomb College and taught there from 1938–43. She also served as the director for Louisiana’s WPA Art Project, which she administered without regard for the race of the participants, within a segregated society. In 1943, she left New Orleans to teach at Louisiana State University, wherein in the early 1950s, she began experimental work on electron printmaking, demonstrating the peaceful use of atomic technology. She also successfully produced the first color cliché verres, while simultaneously, perfecting her technique for making electron prints. Durieux’s work is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, the National Gallery of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Peace
By Caroline Durieux
Located in New Orleans, LA
Caroline Durieux created the technique (electron print) used in the depiction of Peace, a satirical take on how we seem to seek peace by bombing the hell out of countries This is #8 ...
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1970s American Modern Caroline Durieux Art

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Playboys (2 American male refugees from the Gatsby era preen on Mexican beach)
By Caroline Durieux
Located in New Orleans, LA
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1930s American Modern Caroline Durieux Art

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Survivor
By Caroline Durieux
Located in New Orleans, LA
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1940s American Modern Caroline Durieux Art

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Morning
By Caroline Durieux
Located in New Orleans, LA
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1950s American Modern Caroline Durieux Art

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Photographic Paper, Lithograph

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Mexican Barber Shop (Getting a shave amidst revelry of community)
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Crawling Hills
By Caroline Durieux
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In Memoriam (Loving portrait of the artist's nanny near turn of 20th Century)
By Caroline Durieux
Located in New Orleans, LA
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Plantation Garden
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Revelations
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