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Diego Rivera

 (1886 - 1957)
Diego Rivera was active/lived in New York, Michigan / Mexico.  Diego Rivera is known for social realist mural painting.

Diego Rivera

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Diego Rivera was born on December 13, 1886 in the mountain town of Guanajuato in Mexico. His mother was an ardent Catholic and his father was a rich and aristocratic revolutionary fighter and an atheist. Little Diego decided in favor of atheism. He swore his family had to leave Guanajuato when he was six because of his diatribes against the Church. When he was eleven he attended the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts; his real teacher was Jose Posada, whose printmaking shop stood near the school.

At the age of twenty he won a traveling scholarship and spent the next three years in
museums and painting in Europe, expressing little of what he felt. In 1910 he returned to Mexico and became involved in the revolution that ended with th  ...  Displaying 750 of 7819 characters.

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1924, shot by Edward Weston

About  Diego Rivera

Born:  1886 - Guanajuato, Mexico
Died:   1957 - Mexico City, Mexico
Known for:  social realist mural painting