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Diego Rivera


Diego Rivera was born in December of 1886, and was Mexico’s most famous painter. He rebelled against the traditional school of painting and developed his own style, a combination of historical, social, and critical ideas depicting the cultural evolution of Mexico.  Diego Rivera painted murals that celebrated the history of Mexico and its people, and also depicted contributions of working class Americans in murals in the United States. Rivera was able to incorporate such large themes into his work because of the medium with which he is indelibly associated: the wall fresco.  He was married  to another famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.  Diego Rivera died in November of 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Rivera, Diego (Subject Keywords)
  • Mural Painting Mexico (Subject Keywords)
  • Painters Mexico (Subject Keywords)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • ND259 .R5
  • ND2644
  • N6550
  • N6502 - 6502.5


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Craven, David. Diego Rivera: As Epic Modernist. 1997.

                     Call Number:  ND259 .R5 C66 1997

  • Hamill, Pete. Diego Rivera. 1999.

                    Call Number:  ND259 .R5 H28 1999

  • Marnham, Patrick. Dreaming with His Eyes Open : A Life of Diego Rivera. 1998.

                    Call Number:  ND259 .R5 M27 1998

  • Rochfort, Desmond. Mexican Muralists. 1998. Call Number: ND2644 .R594 1998


Reference Materials

  • Burke, Marcus B.  Mexican Art Masterpieces. 1998.

                     Call Number: REF N6550 .B87 1998

o   Pg. 78-83

  • Dictionary of Art. 1996.  Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996                                     

o   Vol. 26, pg. 426-429

  • Encyclopedia of World Art. 1968.  Call Number:  REF N31 .E533

o   Vol. 12, pg. 219-220

  • Modern Arts Criticism. 1992.  Call Number: REF N6490 .M6

o   Vol. 2, pg. 368-400

  • Scott, John F. Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern. 1999. Call Number: REF N6502. L367

o   Pg. 202-207


  • Diego Rivera: The Age of Steel. 1998.

                      Call Number:  ND259 .R5 D4

  • Frescoes of Diego Rivera. 1986.

                       Call Number:  ND259 .R5 F7  1986


Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Biography Resource Center



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Last Revised on November 20, 2021


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