Diego Rivera mural featuring Emiliano Zapata

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Diego Rivera

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history.


Diego Rivera dedicated his art to reflect the lives of the working classes and native peoples of Mexico. He was born in 1886, was married fellow artist Frida Kahlo. Throughout his life (until his death in 1957) he worked in a political medium, creating several murals about the Country’s people and its history on the walls of public buildings. His interest in making murals was spawned by a trip to Italy, having seen the frescos there. He and Frida were proponents of Carl Marx. He received support from the Mexican Government to create these murals.

If you’re near Westbury, NY, check out our Hispanic Heritage event on September 24.

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Anne has lived in Westbury for 50 years. She is a former teacher, an avid quilter, painter, needle worker, and actress/singer. Anne is a former member of St. Brigid Choir under the direction of Joseph Cangelosi. Also, Anne participated in the St. Brigid Youth’s theater productions as both a performer and director.