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Transcript of Diego Rivera
Career in Mexico
This is one of his many paintings called, Retrato de Ignacio Sanchez. Amedeo Modigliani inspired him to make this painting.
Diego was a Mexican Painter. He was born on Dec. 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Rivera painted murals in: Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.
This is a statue of him In Guanajuato near his town where he grew up.
In Mexico, Rivera became involved in the government sponsored Mexican mural program planned by Vasconcelos. This program included many talented artists: José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo, and Jean Charlot.
Rivera developed his own native style based on large, simplified figures, and bold colors
Diego Married Frida Khalo when he was 42 and she was 22
Diego Rivera died on Nov. 24, 1957 (aged 70)
in Mexico City, Mexico
By: Tashon & Khayla Doublin
He was married three times: His first wife was Angelina Beloff( married on 1911). His second wife was Guadalupe Marín( married on June 1922). His third wife was Frida Kahlo( married on August 21, 1929).
"My homecoming produced an aesthetic exhilaration which it is impossible to describe. It was as if I were being born anew, born in a new world."
Plaza San Jacinto, Mexico City