Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People

by Susan Goldman Rubin

This short biography of artist Diego Rivera focuses on his artistic training and... read more

This short biography of artist Diego Rivera focuses on his artistic training and influences, from his schooling of the European masters to his fascination with the work of Mexican folk artist José Guadalupe Posada. It was Posada's lithographs and etchings of music, stories, and daily life that proved especially influential in Rivera's celebration of Mexican culture and indigenous people. Bountiful illustrations and art reproductions throughout this handsomely produced volume document the artist's progression throughout his career and highlight his political path, including the murals he created in the United States honoring workers and their industry. (Ages 8-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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