Collection: Diego Rivera

Mexican muralist and painter, Diego Rivera (1886-1957) used simplified forms, bold colors, and references to Mexico's history, land, and peoples to spread Mexico's art and way of life to the world. Idealistic and strong-willed, Rivera's imagery made him not only an artistic leader, but a political force. He was a long-time member of the Communist Party and an advocate for the people. His long and troubled relationship with his third wife, artist Frida Kahlo, is one of the most fascinating in the history of art. Rivera is also remembered for the striking murals he created around the U.S. in the 1930s, and for returning the art of fresco (painting in wet plaster) to modern art.