Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez better known simply as Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter born inGuanajuato, Guanajuato, December 8, 1886. His father was Diego Rivera and his mother Maria del Pilar Barrientos. From the age of ten, Rivera studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. He wassponsored to continue study in Europe by Teodoro A. Dehesa Méndez, the governor of the State of Veracruz.
After arrival in Europe in 1907, Rivera initially went to study with Eduardo Chicharro inMadrid, Spain. He used to live in Paris, France, where he continued studying and working with the great gathering of artists in Montparnasse. he used to be famous painters who influenced him todevelop his style.
Around 1917, Diego Rivera began to attract attention, and was able to show his first exhibitions.
In January 1922, he painted his first significant mural Creation in theBolívar Auditorium of the National Preparatory School in Mexico City, Rivera developed his own native style which used to be based on large, simplified figures and bold colors with an Aztecinfluence.
Some of Rivera's most famous murals are featured at the National School of Agriculture at Chapingo near Texcoco , in the Cortés Palace in Cuernavaca ), and the National Palace in Mexico City . Heused to travel to go to paints perform different parts of the world. some of the museums exhibiting his works are:
* Anahuacalli Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City
* Arizona State University ArtMuseum, Tempe, Arizona
* Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
* Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania
* Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Great Britain
* Blaisten CollectionMuseum, Tlatelolco, Mexico City
* Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico City (not on permanent exhibit)
* City College of San Francisco, California
* Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio