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California miners / Diego Rivera.

Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957.

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  • Title:
    California miners / Diego Rivera.
  • Variant Title: San Francisco sketchbook
  • Author/Creator: Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957.
  • Creation Date: 1931
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Diego Rivera, the leading exponent of Mexican muralism, spent 1930-1931 in San Francisco, where he was commissioned to create two murals. He was accompanied by his wife, Frida Kahlo.
  • Physical Desc.: 1 v. (51 sketches) : pencil, charcoal, and watercolor ; 21 x 16 cm..
  • Summary: Rivera produced this sketchbook while in San Francisco working on the Stock Exchange and San Francisco Art Institute murals. Most images are charcoal or pencil portraits of miners, either singly or in groups, with a few of the California tennis star, Helen Wills Moody. Some of the portraits are featured in the murals. Two drawings are of landscapes of hills with watercolor washes. On the first page are penciled love messages, apparently from Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera.
  • Language: Spanish
  • Language Note: Love messages and names of colors are written in Spanish; title only in English.
  • Notes: "California miners, Diego Rivera, 1931"--penciled inside front cover.
  • Form/Genre: Sketchbooks -- Mexico -- 20th century
    Sketchbooks -- United States -- 20th century
  • Subjects: Wills, Helen, 1905-1998 -- Portraits Miners Mural painting and decoration, Mexican -- United States -- 20th century Mural painting and decoration -- United States
  • Contributors: Kahlo, Frida.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1391-823
  • Access/Rights: Restricted. Contact the repository for information regarding access.
  • OCLC Record Number: 420657249
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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