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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 AcademĂ­a 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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