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December 8: Diego Rivera (1886)

It was on this date, December 8, 1886, that Mexican Socialist and muralist Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato. His father was a municipal councilor with liberal and anticlerical views. In 1892 the family moved to Mexico City and from 1898 to 1905 Rivera attended the Academía de San Carlos there. He excelled at drawing and had his first exhibit of paintings in 1906.

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Originally published December 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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