Fruits of Labor

This black and white lithograph is an intimate portrait of a family or community united around the products of agricultural work. “This poignant evocation of the toils and rewards of agricultural life was produced when the Mexican agrarian reform was unfolding in the 1920s and ’30s. The iconic composition focuses attention on the dignity of the workers and their children with a quiet, mystical grandeur of expression.”

Creator: Diego Rivera

Date: 1932

Original Medium: Lithograph

Original Size: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in

Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston