Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886-1957
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High auction record
$6m, Sotheby's, 2014
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Modern Mexico. Avant-Garde and Revolution,
MALBA
2016
Making Modern: Kahlo and Her Circle,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950,
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Inspired by Renaissance frescoes and motivated by a conviction in the value of public art, Diego Rivera found his calling as a muralist. A visit to the Soviet Union informed his signature earth-toned, Social Realist style. In accordance with his Marxist views, he “made the masses the heroes of monumental art,” …

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