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  1. Diego Rivera Cubist painter and muralist 1886-1957

  2. Niñez y Familia • Guanajuato, Mexico • Twin- died at age 2 • Began drawing on walls • No punishment, instead encouragement • 3 marriages- 4 children

  3. Artistic Background • 1907- studied in Europe • Cubism, Frescos • 1920- return to Mexico • Frescos and murals • Revolutionary Union of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors • Mexican Communist Party • 1927- Moscow, Russia • 1930-1933-United States • Industrial life

  4. Influences • Politics (communism) • Mexican society after 1910 revolution • Lovers • Large, simple figures- bold colors

  5. Leading Ladies • Don Juan Character • Wife 1- Angelina Beloff (1911) • Son- Diego • Maria Stebelska (1918) • Daughter- Marika • Wife 2- Guadalupe Marin (1922) • Daughter- Ruth • Daughter- Guadalupe • Wife 3- Frida Kahlo (1929) • Divorced in 1939 • Remarried 1940

  6. United States ‘Fame’ • 1933- Rockefeller Building • Communist leaders painted with US founding fathers • Destroyed/Covered up? • Heightened popularity • Detroit • NYC

  7. Rockefeller Reproduction

  8. Leon Trotsky, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx

  9. Politics in Painting

  10. Palacio Nacional, Mexico City