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The Fruits of Labor

The Fruits of Labor

(Mexican, 1886–1957)
(American, 1894–1966)
Image: 42.1 x 29.9 cm (16 9/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Sheet: 54.6 x 38.5 cm (21 1/2 x 15 3/16 in.)
© Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Williams 6
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Diego Rivera produced only 13 prints during his long career, encouraged by his dealer Carl Zigrosser of Weyhe Gallery.


Diego Rivera is best known for large-scale public murals, often on the history and future of Mexico. This print presents details of a painting from a 1920s commission at the Secretariat of Public Education, a government building in Mexico City. Lithography—a technique that Rivera favored for its “directness of contact”—allowed him to share his site-specific murals with an even broader public.
  • 1932-1934
    (Weyhe Gallery, New York, sold to the Print Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH)
    The Print Club of Cleveland, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Catalogue of an exhibition of the art of lithography: commemorating the sesquicentennial of its invention, 1798-1948. [Cleveland]: The Cleveland Museum of Art, November 11, 1948-January 2, 1949. Published as: Fruits of the Tree of Life. Mentioned: p. 59; Reproduced: Plate LVI
    Salsbury, Britany. "A Graphic Revolution: Through prints and drawings, Latin American artists helped spur social change.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 60, no. 2 (March/April 2020): 34-35. Reproduced and Mentioned: P. 35.
  • Recent Accessions of Prints, 1933-34. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 20-March 13, 1935).
    Ways of Drawing Faces. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 1, 1944-January 31, 1945).
    A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 14-August 2, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=The Fruits of Labor|url=false|author=Diego Rivera, George C. Miller, Weyhe Gallery|year=1932|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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