Books: Rivera's Life

DIEGO RIVERA, His LIFE AND TIMES—Bertram D. Wolfe—Knopf ($6).

Six years ago in a crowded little top floor room on Manhattan's 14th Street, Painter John Sloan and Walter Pach joined in bestowing on hulking, frog-faced Diego Rivera the title of "People's Artist of America." The ceremony and the investiture were of little avail. Rivera never again laid brush to wet plaster in the U. S.

If Diego Rivera has not since been forgotten in the U. S. it is thanks to two beautiful frescoes in San Francisco, one in Detroit, and at least partly to the writings of his faithful friend, Bertram...

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