- 1886 December 8th; born in Guanajuato, Mexico.
- 1907 Sent to Spain to study; travels throughout France, Belgium, Holland, and England. Encounters the work of the Fauves and Cezanne.
- 1929 Marries second wife, Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
- 1957 November 24th; dies due to heart failure.
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Painting in Mexico that included the words "God does not exist" was covered and held from public view for nine years.
Together with Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, forms the National Institute of Fine Arts' (INBA) Commission for Mural-Painting.
Diego started work on a mural, Man at the Crossroads, in Radio City in the Rockefeller Center in New York. However, a conflict arose over a portrait of Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union, and the mural was chipped off the wall and destroyed February 9, 1934.
Retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This was the Museum's fourteenth exhibition and only its second one man show.
Arrives in San Francisco to paint a mural for the Stock Exchange.
Exhibition in New York City
Paints his first Cubist works and exhibits at the Autumn Salon.
Exhibition in Mexico. The wife of the powerful president Porifirio Diaz buys six of the forty paintings shown.