By Susan Goldman Rubin
Young readers will enjoy unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. With full-color illustrations and photographs as well as intriguing text, the book explores Rivera’s career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style.
His work often brought attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera’s art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography. The Detroit Institute of Arts is among the featured places lucky enough to contain murals by Rivera.
Susan Goldman Rubin also authored Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein.
Ages 8-12, recommended
Hardcover, with jacket, 56 pages
Dimensions: 10 x 10 inches