Jun 28, 2021

Fisherman

Fisherman

1956

Diego Rivera

(Mexican, 1886-1957)

Tempera and black crayon on paper

Image: 63 x 48.2 cm (24 13/16 x 19 in.)

Gift of Stephen E. Myers 2021.110

Catalogue raisonné: INBA 2221

Location

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Diego Rivera made this work while recuperating from cancer treatment at a friend’s house on the coast of Acapulco.

Description

Diego Rivera created this drawing during the last year of his life. While living on the Pacific coast of Mexico, the artist was inspired by local fishermen. Here, a man appears in profile before his fishing net with landscape extending behind him. Although the fisherman is not identified, his direct gaze suggests the dignity that Rivera saw in his work, and its importance to Mexico.

See also
Collection: 
DR - Mexican
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

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