Pensler Fine Art

Diego Rivera

(Mexican, 1886–1957)

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Diego Rivera

Miners, 1935

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Biography

Timeline

1886
December 8th; born in Guanajuato, Mexico.
1907
Sent to Spain to study; travels throughout France, Belgium, Holland, and England. Encounters the work of the Fauves and Cezanne.
1929
Marries second wife, Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
1957
November 24th; dies due to heart failure.

Exhibitions

2011 - 2012
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1948
Painting in Mexico that included the words "God does not exist" was covered and held from public view for nine years.
1947
Together with Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, forms the National Institute of Fine Arts' (INBA) Commission for Mural-Painting.
1933
Diego started work on a mural, Man at the Crossroads, in Radio City in the Rockefeller Center in New York. However, a conflict arose over a portrait of Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union, and the mural was chipped off the wall and destroyed February 9, 1934.
1931
Retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This was the Museum's fourteenth exhibition and only its second one man show.
1930
Arrives in San Francisco to paint a mural for the Stock Exchange.
1916
Exhibition in New York City
1913
Paints his first Cubist works and exhibits at the Autumn Salon.
1910
Exhibition in Mexico. The wife of the powerful president Porifirio Diaz buys six of the forty paintings shown.