Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as naÏve art or folk art. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.

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