Diego Rivera

1886 - 1957, Mexico

Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on December 8, 1886.
Rivera began studying art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. He continued his studies in Europe after receiving a sponsorship from the governor of the State of Veracruz. He arrived in Europe in 1907 and first studied in Spain before traveling to France, where he experienced the growing of the Cubism movement, led by Pablo Picasso.
Diego Rivera is considered one of the most famous Mexican painters who supported the establishment of the Muralist movement in Mexico in the 1920s, mostly associated with socio-political propaganda under the post Mexican Revolution. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The work of Diego Rivera has been also showed at Gary Nader gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, including the group exhibitions: Latin American Masters, Latin American Art Modern Masters and Contemporary, Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art, among others.   
Diego Rivera died in Mexico City on November 24, 1957.

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