Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIEGO RIVERA (1886-1957)

1886 - Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato, Mexico.
At the age of two, before Diego was even able to read, his father set up a studio for him.
The family lived in Guanajuato until 1892, when they moved to Mexico City. At the young age of 10, Diego decided he wanted to become an artist.

1896 – Diego Rivera enters evening art course at the Academy of San Carlos.

1929 - Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were married on August 21st.

1957 - Diego Rivera dies of heart failure in his San Angel studio.
He is buried in the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres at the pantheon of Dolores, Mexico City.

Here are some examples of Diego Rivera's art.

"The flower carrier"
"Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park"
"Flower seller"
"The watermelons"

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