“On The Levee”
—Lithograph, 1942 —
Caroline Durieux, a well known lithographer and social artist during the 1930s and 1940s, was Director for the WPA Federal Art Project for Louisiana and a Louisiana State University professor of Fine Art. At LSU, she developed the electron print utilizing radioactive ink in the 1950s. Earning widespread acclaim, she exhibited her work internationally throughout the century. Most known for her witty social commentary, her sharp eye and graphic line exposed human foibles in scenes of Louisiana life. Her work may be seen in the permanent collection at the LSU Museum of Art.
Image courtesy of Louisiana State University Museum of Art
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 26.837′ N, 91° 11.365′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Lafayette Street north of North Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana's Old State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Slim Harpo (here, next to this marker); Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 (here, next to this
Also see . . . Know Louisiana Article on Caroline Durieux. (Submitted on May 5, 2018.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Women •
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