"Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called 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."--Amazon.com. Includes "Where to view works by Diego Rivera" and a glossary.
This book was an enjoyable read. It is very colorful and the text supports the pictures chosen. The author has written many other biographies of famous artists. It is interesting to note how history influenced Rivera's paintings. There is a glossary in the book that tells the reader about places where they can see Rivera's works. There is also a glossary of important terms. This book is easy to read and can be used in an art class. It can be used to inspire future artists. The book can also be used in a social studies class to demonstrate the complexity and beauty of historical events. In terms of accuracy, the author tries to acknowledge her sources. The paintings and illustrations are accurate. Content is a strong point for this book as well. The writing style and illustrations place a great deal of focus on Diego Rivera's life and artistic style.
This beautiful and colorful biography perfectly captures Rivera’s passion for making art, Mexico, the common people, and the ladies. Written in straightforward prose, students will be delighted by tidbits about his personal life such as the nickname his second wife Frida Kahlo used,
Positive reviews SLJ and Kirkus