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.
She was born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico. At eight years of age Marín moved with her family to Guadalajara. In 1922, she became the second wife of muralist Diego Rivera. Marín was the mother of Rivera's two youngest daughters, Ruth and Guadalupe Rivera-Marín. Marín was married to Rivera for seven 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, where she modeled as Strength, Song, and Woman. She also modeled nude as Earth for Rivera's Chapingo chapel mural while several months pregnant. Marín also modeled for photographer Edward Weston.
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 due to it's 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, where she expressed political ideas.
Legacy and death
She died in Mexico City on September 16, 1983 at the age of 87.
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