Though these artists worked as assistants, we only have records of Thelma Johnson Streat, Emmy Lou Packard, and Arthur Niendorff actually painting small areas Diego didn't personally paint.
Emmy Lou Packard, 1914-1998; California; painter [Primary assistant. Our Collection has copies of her papers.]
Click here to view the Emmy Lou Packard Papers, 1900-1980, at the Archives of American Art.
Mona Hofmann, 1910-1971; California; painter [She helped Rivera at Bellas Artes in 1934. Our Collection has her papers.]
Irene De Bohus, 1913-; American; painter [Originally slated to be primary assistant.]
Arthur Starr Niendorff, 1909-1976; Texas; plasterer, painter [Technical assistant]
Peter Lowe, 1913-1989; Chinese; painter
Thelma Johnson Streat, 1912-1959; African-American; painter [Left project to have show at LA's Stendahl Gallery with Rivera's help.]
Mine Okubo, 1912-2001; Japanese-American; painter
Matthew Barnes, 1880-1951; Scottish; painter [Primary plasterer until late in project.]
Paul Holmes Coates, 1911-1972; California; pigment grinder
Edna Wolff, 1907-2001; Chicago; painter
Wayne Lammers, n.d.; 1916-1996, San Francisco, artist
Milo Anderson, n.d.; plasterer
Ely de Vescovi/Bettina Whitman, 1910-1998, painter [Inventor of Butanol/water spray to keep fresco wet longer.]
Una McCann Wilkinson, 1913-2013, Redwood City, CA, painter
James E Cummings, 1915-1945, California, painter [Died in plane crash in Burma at end of WWII.]
Mona Hofmann, Photo by Arthur Niendorff
Irene Bohus, WPA Photo.
Arthur Starr Niendorff, WPA Photo.
Thelma Johnson Streat
Mathew Barnes, Charles Hayes photo for WPA.
Paul Holmes Coates (right) with possibly Peter Lowe on the left. Charles Hayes photo for the WPA.
Wayne Lammers spraying a concoction of 50% Butanol, 50% Water, which retarded the drying time of the plaster to 18 hours. WPA Photo.