THE MAN AND THE BRUSHOne of my favorite painter is Diego María Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, better known as …“Diego Rivera”
He was born in Guanajuato 8th December 1886.His interest in art became when he was a child, andhe demostrated his artistic talent early too. At theage of ten, his parents moved to México, where hegot a student grant from the goverment and studiedat the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos upto 1902. There he was influenced by José MaríaVelazco. He studied for fifteen years, since 1907 upto 1922 in several countries from Europe, especiallySpain, France and Italy.
Rivera was a politically committed artist, he reflected his commitment to the socialist cause in his own murals and was one of the founder of the Mexican Communist Party.