Diego Rivera


Artist Biography:

Rivera, who was born on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, said that a comet blazed across the sky on the eve of his parent`s wedding in 1882. He was christened Diego Maria de la Concepcion Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de Rivera Y Barrientos Acosta Y Rodriguez. He was of Mexican, Spanish, Indian, African, Italian, Jewish, Russian and Portuguese decent. His parents were teachers in a primary school owned by his mother`s family and he had an academic art training from the age of 10, firstly in Mexico and subsequently in Europe. In his own right, he achieved international fame and it should be noted that the third of his four wives was the painter Frida Kahlo.

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