Painting murals and art exhibitions are the subjects of this Typed Letter Signed, small folio, San Francisco, March 27, n.y. Although undated, this letter, to Mr. Reginald Poland, Director of The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego (1925-1950), was written in 1931. DIEGO RIVERA.
DIEGO RIVERA

(1886-1957). Mexican artist known especially for his large wall murals. He is also known as the husband of fellow artist Frida Kahlo (marriage from 1929-39 and 1940-54).

Painting murals and art exhibitions are the subjects of this Typed Letter Signed, small folio, San Francisco, March 27, n.y. Although undated, this letter, to Mr. Reginald Poland, Director of The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego (1925-1950), was written in 1931.

Rivera discusses future exhibitions and current work in this typed letter to Reginald Poland, Director of The Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego (1925-1950. Rivera arrived in San Francisco with Frida Kahlo in November of 1930 and went to live with Ralph Stackpole, the American sculptor, painter and muralist at 716 Montgomery Street, a locale that acted as a social center for the artistic community in San Francisco. They lived at that address with Stackpole until they left San Francisco in June, several months after Rivera wrote to Poland. Rivera discusses the possibility of an exhibition in San Diego. “Thank you for your interest… I took the matter up with Mr. Rollins of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and tried to arrange for an exhibition in San Diego. But it was impossible because almost the entire exhibit was loaned….” Rivera then explains that he is sending “aquarelles and drawings” to the Detroit Institute of Fine Art and that he is returning to Mexico to “complete my work in the National Palace in Mexico City” and hopes to arrange for an exhibition in San Diego “in the Fall.” Rivera returned to the US to begin work on his acclaimed murals in the Detroit Institute of the Arts, but it was not until 1936, that he finally exhibited in San Diego at the California-Pacific International Exposition.

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