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Diego Rivera

Painter + Muralist + Communist
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Born Dec 8, 1886

Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez better known simply as Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter born in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, an active communist, and husband of Frida Kahlo (1929–1939 and 1940–1954). His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1886 Birth Born on December 8, 1886.

TWENTIES

1907 20 Years Old After arrival in Europe in 1907, Rivera initially went to study with Eduardo Chicharro in Madrid, Spain, and from there went to Paris, France, to live and work with the great gathering of artists in Montparnasse, especially at La Ruche, where his friend Amedeo Modigliani painted his portrait in 1914. … Read More
1911 24 Years Old …  As an adult, he married Angelina Beloff in 1911, and she gave birth to a son, Diego (1916–1918).
1913 26 Years Old In those years, Paris was witnessing the beginning of Cubism in paintings by such eminent painters as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris. From 1913 to 1917, Rivera enthusiastically embraced this new school of art.

THIRTIES

1917 - 1918 2 More Events
1920 33 Years Old In 1920, urged by Alberto J. Pani, the Mexican ambassador to France, Rivera left France and traveled through Italy studying its art, including Renaissance frescoes.
1921 34 Years Old After José Vasconcelos became Minister of Education, Rivera returned to Mexico in 1921 to become involved in the government sponsored Mexican mural program planned by Vasconcelos. … Read More
In January 1922, he painted – experimentally in encaustic – his first significant mural Creation in the Bolívar Auditorium of the National Preparatory School in Mexico City while guarding himself with a pistol against right-wing students.

FORTIES

1927 40 Years Old In the autumn of 1927, Rivera arrived in Moscow, accepting an invitation to take part in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. … Read More
1928 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Rivera was commissioned to paint a mural for the Red Army Club in Moscow, but in 1928 he was ordered out by the authorities because of involvement in anti-Soviet politics, and he returned to Mexico. … Read More
They married on August 21, 1929 when he was 42 and she was 22.
1930 43 Years Old In September 1930, Rivera accepted an invitation from architect Timothy L. Pflueger to paint for him in San Francisco. … Read More
1931 44 Years Old In November 1931, Rivera had a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Kahlo was present.
1932 45 Years Old Between 1932 and 1933, he completed a famous series of twenty-seven fresco panels entitled Detroit Industry on the walls of an inner court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. … Read More
1933 46 Years Old 1 More Event
His mural Man at the Crossroads, begun in 1933 for the Rockefeller Center in New York City, was removed after a furor erupted in the press over a portrait of Vladimir Lenin it contained. … Read More

FIFTIES

1939 52 Years Old Their mutual infidelities and his violent temper led to divorce in 1939, but they remarried December 8, 1940 in San Francisco. … Read More
1940 53 Years Old On June 5, 1940, invited again by Pflueger, Rivera returned for the last time to the United States to paint a ten-panel mural for the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1957 71 Years Old Rivera died on November 24, 1957.
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