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The Religious Affiliation of Mexican Painter
Diego Rivera is regarded as one of the most influential painters in Mexican history. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1886. He died in 1957.
Diego Rivera was a Converso, a member of an ethnic group comprised of Jews whose ancestors had been forced to convert to Catholicism. Diego Rivera was raised as a Catholic, but was aware of his Jewish heritage. As an adult, Rivera was a self-proclaimed atheist.
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