Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. In 1921, through a government program, he started a series of murals in public buildings. Some were controversial; his Man at the Crossroads in New York City's RCA building, which featured a portrait of Vladmir Lenin, was stopped and destroyed by the Rockefeller family.

Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people…

Diego Rivera - Flower Vendor in Xochimilco (1929)

Mexican artist Diego Rivera also captured his country’s pre-Columbian peasants. In the same year he married Frida Kahlo, Rivera painted Vendedora de Flores en Xochimilco, honoring the people of Xochimilco who were flower sellers to Mexico City.

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Painter and muralist Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico

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