The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera


A story of heroic proportions, "The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera" captures a career more extravagant and dramatic than most fiction. It is peopled by Rivera's friends and enemies, men such as Picasso, Cocteau, Trotsky and Rockefeller, by his many, many women, including four wives, and by his disowned children.

The places are as exciting as the people: Paris, Spain, San Francisco, New York, Moscow, and above all, Mexico. "I doubt if any other land," says Wolfe, "has had so much of its life set down on wall and canvas by any other painter."

Here, then, is biography in the grand style, the story of a hugely talented artist wresting a vision of centuries past and centuries to come from within himself and transcribing them for all the world to see.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1963


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