Diego Rivera (1886-1957) received many public commissions for murals exalting the Mexican revolution.
A vast cycle on historical themes (National Palace, Mexico City) was begun 1929. In the 1930s he visited the USA and produced murals in the Rockefeller Center, New York (later overpainted because he included a portrait of Lenin).
Why is Diego Rivera famous?
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter, active in Europe until 1921.