Diego Rivera

Discover the life and art of Diego Rivera, a renowned Mexican artist known for his revolutionary works. Explore his fascinating murals, political activism, and influence on modern art.
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Celebrating art’s unique power to promote understanding and progress across cultures, Sotheby’s and Citi Private Bank are partnering to present 5 episodes of Most Famous Artworks. In this episode, explore how Diego Rivera’s late masterpiece gave a century of tumultuous history to the fine diners of Mexico City.

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This is part 1 of a 2-part post looking at the life and works of Diego Rivera (1886 – 1957). Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter born in Guanajuato. He was an active communist, and the husband of painter Frida Kahlo. His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance. 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…

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