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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Diego Rivera | Fine Arts bLog Site
Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Social Realist movement, Diego Rivera Link: Diego Rivera, born December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. Now thought to be one of the leading artists of the twentieth century, Rivera began drawing as a child. He studied art at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts while in his teens and then traveled to Europe to live and work on his art. He had some success as a Cubist painter, but the course of world events would strongly change the style and subject of his work. Inspired by the political ideals of the Mexican Revolution (1914–15) and the Russian Revolution (1917), Rivera wanted to make art that reflected the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico. Detroit Industry, North Wall Flower Festival (Festival de las flores) The Flower Carrier The Maize