Portrait of Guadalupe Marín de Rivera by Edward Weston, 1924
María Guadalupe Marín Preciado
October 16, 1895
|Died||September 16, 1983 (aged 87)|
|Other names||Lupe Marín|
|Children||3, including Ruth|
Guadalupe "Lupe" Marín (October 16, 1895 – September 16, 1983), born María Guadalupe Marín Preciado, was a Mexican model and novelist.
Marín was born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico. When aged eight, Marín moved with her family to Guadalajara. In 1922, she became the second wife of muralist Diego Rivera. She was the mother of Rivera's two youngest daughters, Ruth and Guadalupe Rivera-Marín. Marín was married to Rivera for six years, ending in 1928.
Marín was the subject of portrait paintings by Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Juan Soriano. She is featured in the Rivera mural Creation, for which she modeled as Strength, Song, and Woman, and modeled nude as Earth for Rivera's Chapingo chapel mural while several months pregnant. She also modeled for photographer Edward Weston. Of the 1924 portrait, Weston wrote "I am finishing the portrait of Lupe. It is a heroic head, the best I have done in Mexico." 
In 1938, Marín's semi-autobiographical novel La Única (The Unique Woman) was published. Her book La Única was banned in Mexico for many years owing to its erotic nature. In 2003, the novel and Marín were cited by author Salvador A. Oropesa in his book The Contemporáneos Group as being a feminist component of a counterculture writers' movement in post-revolutionary Mexico. She also wrote Un día patrio (A Patriotic Day) in 1941, in which she expressed political ideas.
Legacy and death
Marín died in Mexico City on September 16, 1983 at the age of 87.
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