Kahlo’s artwork was often inspired by her physical pain and personal tragedies, which included miscarriages and an accident that left her disabled.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits that often incorporated elements of the indigenous culture of Mexico. She was also an avid collector and her collection included hundreds of items including clothing, jewelry, and other personal belongings. Frida Kahlo’s artwork has been exhibited all over the world, including at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and London’s Tate Modern.
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City as Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon. She grew up in a middle class family and attended school until she was fourteen years old when she decided to take up painting lessons instead.
She suffered from polio at age six, contracted tuberculosis when she was 18, and married Diego Rivera in 1929, but they divorced in 1939.
Her early works are characterized by surrealism, a style of painting that incorporates elements of fantasy or dreams. However, after her divorce she began to incorporate more realistic images into her work as well as themes related to politics and feminism.
She also painted portraits of other notable figures like Leon Trotsky, Frida’s father Guillermo Kahlo, and her husband Diego Rivera.