Caroline Durieux

This is a very rare original lithograph by New Orleans artist Caroline Wogan Durieux.  This impression is signed, titled and numbered 5/8 in pencil in the lower border.  Also inscribed in the border: "printed by the artist".  The image measures 14 1/2X10 inches.  
Caroline Wogan Durieux  is best known for her satirical, often pessimistic depictions of people and events. She was born in New Orleans in 1896, and showed early proficiency, studying art with brothers William and Ellsworth Woodward at Newcomb College, spent several years in Cuba. In Mexico by 1926, she befriended Diego Rivera , the muralist and social activist, and his wife, Frieda Kahlo . Durieux shared Rivera's leftist and egalitarian views.