Probably Mexico's greatest 20th century painter.
Diego studied at the National School of Fine
Arts in Mexico. He received a grant to study in
Europe and worked in Madrid at the Studio of
Eduardo Chicharra. In 1909 he lived in Paris and
adopted an impressionist style of art. By 1913
Rivera had turned to Cubism and exhibited at the
Gallerie Bernheim-Jeune and Salone d'Automne. In
1914 he met Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso.
In 1921 he returned to Mexico and founded the
Mexican School of Painting. Rivera is known for
his large and politically motivated murals and
for his famous love affair with Frida Kahlo. His
1933 Mural for RCA in New York attracted huge
controversy. It contained the words "God does
not exist" and was withheld from public view for