Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera Mexican, b. 1956

Biography

Alvarado’s oeuvre focuses on still lifes that depict the limitless abundance of the Mexican natural world. Together with his sublime landscapes, Alvarado’s detailed natural studies offer a compelling new examination of Mexican artistic awareness. In the words of the artist: “I am a Mexican painter, not only by birth but also because I live and work here. The great Mexican painters… reflected this light, the biodiversity, the fruits, the men and their cultures in their creations…These are all very profound things and are a part of what it is to be Mexican.” - Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera.

 

The artist was born in Mexico City and began his studies at La Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura and continued to study at La Academia de San Carlos from 1976-1977. In 1978, he studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in France. Alvarado apprenticed with three renowned artists whom he credits were equally influential in his development as an artist. Henri Cartier-Bresson taught him to draw, Ricardo Martinez contributed to Alvarado’s love of painting with oil, and Armando Morales encouraged Alvarado to grow stylistically.

 

Alvarado’s artworks have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Mexico and the United States. He has been featured at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; and had a solo exhibit in 2013 at the Museo de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. He is the subject of several monographs with scholarly texts. 

 

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