South of the Border

Caroline Durieux (1896-1989) lived and worked in both Cuba and Mexico during the period of 1920-1937.  She learned lithography from Emilio Amero (Mexican, 1901-1976) and etching from Howard Cook (American, 1901-1980)

Asked by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University to curate an exhibition that would feature the work of alumna and Professor Emeritus Caroline Durieux, Earl Retif was inspired by an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that featured Mexican graphic artists and the American printmakers who traveled to work and create among them.

The 2008 Newcomb exhibition showcased Durieux’s work set among that of her Mexican contemporaries as well as those Americans who also worked in Mexico.  These 20 images were included in the Newcomb exhibition and catalog, From Society to Socialism: The Art of Caroline Durieux.

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