Diego maría de La concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de La Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y rodríguez (Spanish: Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez; December 8, 1886-November 24, 1957) was a Mexican painter, muralist, and left — wing politician.
Diego Rivera was born on December 8, 1886 in the city of Guanajuato in northwestern Mexico to a well-to-do family. On his father's side, he came from the Spanish nobility.
From 1896 to 1902, Rivera took drawing and painting classes at the Academy of fine arts of San Carlos in Mexico city. He was awarded a scholarship that allowed him to go to Spain. From 1907 to 1921, he lived in Europe. He studied at the Academy of fine arts in Madrid (1907), then lived and worked in Paris (1909-1920), in Italy (1920-1921), and also visited Belgium, the Netherlands, and great Britain. He was closely acquainted with the Parisian art elite, including Pablo Picasso and Alfonso Reyes.
In 1927, the artist came to the USSR, where in 1928 he became a founding member of the Association "October".
Diego Rivera died on November 24, 1957 in Mexico city, and is buried in the "Rotunda of prominent figures".