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Frida Kahlo







 

Frida Kahlo

born July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mex.
died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán

In full Frida Kahlo de Rivera, originalname Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón Mexican painter noted for her intense, brilliantly coloured self-portraits painted in a primitivistic style. Though she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. She was married to muralist Diego Rivera (1929, separated 1939, remarried 1941).

In 1925 Kahlo was involved in a bus accident that so seriously injured her that she had to undergo some 35 medical operations. During her slow recovery from the trauma, Kahlo taught herself to paint. She showed her early efforts to Rivera, whom she had met a few years earlier, and he encouraged her to continue to paint. After their marriage, Kahlo traveled (1930–33) with Rivera, who had received commissions for murals from several cities in the United States. In 1938 she met André Breton, a leading Surrealist, who championed her work; both Breton and Marcel Duchamp were influential in arranging for some of the exhibits of her work in the United States and Europe. In 1943 she was appointed a professor of painting at La Esmeralda, the Education Ministry's School of Fine Arts. Her house in Coyoacán is now the Frida Kahlo Museum. The Diary of Frida Kahlo, covering the years 1944–54, and The Letters of Frida Kahlo were both published in 1995.

 



 



Frida at 12 and Christina, Frida's sister,
and Isabel Campos

1919
 


Kahlo sisters: Cristina, Adriana, Matilde and Frida
1922

 



Frida (at left reclining in chair) and her sisters

 



1923
 



Carlos Veraza, Alfonso Rue, Frida,
Carmelo Navarro and Cristina Kahlo

 



 



1925
 



Frida and her sister, Cristina
 

 

1926
 
 

The Accident, 17 September 1926


 

Self-Portrait
 

1929

 



1929
 



1929
 



1929
 



 


 

Self-Portrait



 

Portrait of Virginia



 

Two Women



 

The Bus
 

1930
 
 

Diego and Frida



 

Portrait of Lupe Marin



 

Self-Portrait
 

1931
 



1931
 



1931
 



 

Frida and Diego Rivera



 

Portrait of Eva Frederick



 

Luther Burbank
 

1932

 



1932
 



1932
 


1932

 



1932
 



 

Henry Ford Hospital



 

My Birth



 

Self-Portrait on the Border Line Between Mexico and the United States
 

1933

 



1933
 



Frida in front of an unfinished 'Workers of the World Unite' panel in 1933
 



1933
 



1933
 

 

1934
 
 



1934
 


 

My Dress Hangs There


 

Self-Portrait
 

1935
 



1935
 


 

A Few Small Nips
 

1936
 



Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo demonstating in 1936
 


 

My Grandparents, My Parents, and I
 
 
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