Directions: Underline the words in the story as you find them, unscramble them and write them in the boxes below. Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in 1886. He had a twin brother, but his brother died when he was only a year and a half old. When he was six years old Diego's family moved to Mexico City. He enrolled in evening art classes at the Academy of San Carlos, but was later expelled for participating in student revolts at the school. When he was thirteen his father enrolled him in a military academy, but that only lasted two weeks, and he enrolled in regular classes. Later he went to Spain where he was awarded a four year scholarship to study art in Europe. He is noted for the murals he painted. These were large paintings which covered walls of buildings. In Detroit he proposed a large mural, Man at the Crossroads in New York, he thought his friendship with the Rockefeller family would allow him to put in the scene a picture of Lenin, Communist leader in Russia. Nelson Rockefeller asked him to replace the picture of Lenin with another face, but Diego refused. He offered to put a picture of Lincoln on the other side of the mural, but that offer was refused by the art institute. They covered up the mural so people couldn't view it, and the next year it was destroyed. Rivera later painted a smaller version of the same mural in Mexico City. He died of heart failure at the age of seventy-one.
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