Rivera reintroduced fresco painting into modern art and architecture and painted many murals. He wanted to show the lives of the Mexican people in his art. He wanted his art to be where all people could see it instead of being on walls of wealthy homes. His large, colorful murals were painted on walls of public buildings. Rivera was part of the Mexican Mural Movement.
He was married to Freida Kahlo, one of our Faces of Creativity.