Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera was born as Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez on December 8, 1866. He was one of the greatest Mexican painters, and his large frescoes helped establish the mural movement in Mexican and international art. Rivera married four times, including his tumultuous marriage with Frida Kahlo.

Diego Rivera always wanted to be a painter, and no one could deny his artistic talent. After studying painting as a teenager, he attended the Academia de San Pedro Alvez, in Mexico City, and embarked on an outstanding artist experience in Europe. This enriched him in artistic terms, as he had contact with various painters of the time, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Juan Miró and the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Rivera believed that only the mural could artistically redeem a people who had forgotten the greatness of their civilization. Rivera died on November 24, 1957.