Emma Hurtado: Diego Rivera’s Wife before his death

Emma Hurtado: Diego Rivera's Wife before his death

Who was Emma Hurtado?

Emma Hurtado, born in 1907, was a gallerist and a writer famously known as the fourth wife of Diego Rivera, a prominent Mexican painter whose large frescoes helped establish the mural movement in Mexican and International art.

Emma was born and raised in Mexico. As a former journalist, she helped establish the tourist magazine This Week in Mexico. Emma and Diego Rivera got married in 1956 in Mexico, making her the fourth wife of Rivera. A year after their marriage, in 1957, Diego Rivera died. Emma, Rivera’s only surviving wife, died in 1974 after battling cancer.

Until she died in 1974, Emma Hurtado was a writer, a gallerist, and a journalist. As a former journalist, she helped establish the tourist magazine This Week in Mexico. She was also Diego Rivera’s agent from 1946 until they married in 1956.

Not much is known about Emma net worth, but we know that her husband, Diego Rivera was worth millions of dollars before his death. However, we will update this section once the information is publicly available.

Emma Hurtado: Bio Summary

Full NameEmma Hurtado Rivera
Date of Birth1907
Age67 years old (in 1974)
ProfessionJournalist, Writer, Gallerist
GenderFemale
HeightUnknown
BirthplaceMexico
EducationUnknown
NationalityMexican
EthnicityHispanic American
ReligionChristianity
ResidenceMexico
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse Diego Rivera
Zodiac SignUnknown
Step ChildrenMarika Rivera, Ruth Rivera Marin
Date of Death1974
Cause of DeathCancer
Native LanguageSpanish
Languages Spoken, WrittenSpanish

Family

We know Emma Hurtado was born in 1907 and raised in Mexico City. She was Diego Rivera’s agent from 1946 until they married in 1956, but little is known about Emma’s father, mother, and siblings. We do know that Emma was a former journalist, gallerist, and writer. We will update this section once the information is publicly available.

Emma was married to Diego Rivera until his death

Mexican painter Diego Rivera tied the knot with his fourth wife, 38 years old Mexican Art Editor Emma Hurtado, in 1956. This was after Rivera’s wife, Kahlo, died in 1954. We also know that Emma Hurtado was Diego Rivera’s agent before their secret marriage in 1956. A year after their secret marriage, Diego Rivera died of heart failure on November 24, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico leaving his two daughters in the care of Emma Hurtado.

Diego Rivera, born on December 8, 1886, was a prominent Mexican painter. His large frescoes helped establish the mural movement in Mexican and international art. Diego Rivera studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City. He was also sponsored to continue his studies in Europe by the then-governor of Veracruz.

Rivera had four wives and two children. He married Angelina Beloff in 1911 and divorced her in 1921. In 1922, Rivera married Guadalupe Marin and divorced her in 1928. His third wife, Frida Kahlo, married him in 1929, whom he later divorced in 1939. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo re-married again in 1940, and she died in 1954.

After the death of Kahlo, Rivera married his agent, Emma Hurtado, who had been working with him since 1946. Rivera and Emma tied the knot in a secret ceremony in 1956. A year after his marriage to Emma, he died after struggling with heart failure on November 24, 1957. Diego Rivera had two children, Marika Rivera and Ruth Rivera Marin.

Diego Rivera Wiki, Biography and Age

Full NameDiego Rivera
Date of BirthDecember 8, 1886
Age71 years old (in 1957)
ProfessionPainter
GenderMale
HeightUnknown
WeightUnknown
BirthplaceMexico
EducationAcademy of San Carlos, 
NationalityMexican
EthnicityMestizo
ReligionAtheist
ResidenceNo Available
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAngelina Beloff, Guadalupe Marin, Frida Kahlo, Emma Hurtado
ChildrenMarika Rivera, Ruth Rivera Marin

Emma Hurtado Children

Not much is known about Emma’s biological children. However, we know that she was a stepmother to Rivera’s two children, Marika Rivera and Ruth Rivera Marin. We will update this section once the information is publicly available.