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Diego Rivera

Spanish Artist Presentation

Nick LeTourneau

on 28 April 2010

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Diego Rivera By: Nick LeTourneau Childhood Born in Guanajuato December 8, 1886 Loved to paint as a boy First painting at age 4 Education Was an anti-social in HS Dropped out early for art reasons Felt HS was pointless Was an art prodigy Art Schooling Was sort of a rebel Designed his own style Dropped out Was making money at the time Thought he knew more than the teachers Work in Europe Received a grant to work here Moved here in 1907 Continued to work here until 1921 Influenced by French artists: Paul Cézanne Paul Gauguin Pierre Auguste Renoir Henri Matisse Georges Seurat Family Was an only child Parents sent him to an academy at 10 Father set up an art studio at home Famous Works Retrato de Ignacio Sanchez Mother's Helper Teatro des los Insurgentes Schalkwijk Towards the End Retired to Mexico w/ wife Died November 25, 1957, Mexico City

Was well known for his murals Said to have been Mexico's most influential painter Turned into sort of a social hermit Sources: "Rivera, Diego." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2010 <http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9063801>. "Rivera, Diego (1886-1957)." UXL Biographies. Online ed. Detroit: UXL, 2003. Discovering Collection. Web. 28 Apr. 2010.
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