Diego Rivera - Artist Biography
Many people consider Diego Rivera to be the most important Mexican painter of the last hundred years. He was known for his mural painting as well as his traditional painting, although his revolutionary combination of fresco painting with modern forms of art was probably one of Rivera's most important contributions. He is credited with essentially founding the movement of Mexican muralism.
Diego Rivera: a Biography
Born in 1886 in Guanajuanto, Mexico, Diego Rivera (like most important artists) displayed a talent for art even in his childhood years. He was the recipient of several art scholarships from the Mexican government, and he was able to travel to Europe to hone his skills. Rivera lived in Paris between 1907 and 1921, and here he came into contact with many of the great mas(more)...