Frida Kahlo 1907-1954

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Information about Frida Kahlo 1907-1954

Published on February 23, 2009

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Artist paints her griefs

Frida Kahlo 1907 - 1954 Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City. At the age of 6, Frida contracted polio, which left her right foot crippled. Very sensitive about this deformity, and this would lead her to wear, at first, trousers and, later, long exotic skirts that would become one of her trademarks. In September of 1926. Returning home from school, she was caught in a terrible accident on the bus that she was riding. She suffered severe injuries and was confined to bed for many months. It was during this period that she took up the paintbrush, to distract herself from the pain and boredom of her condition. Her parents provided her with a mirror, so that she could serve as her own model, and this was how Kahlo began painting the self-portraits that would dominate her repertoire. In 1928 she got to know Diego Rivera, an established and esteemed painter, twenty one years her elder. One year later, they got married. For political reasons, Diego and Frida moved to the United States in 1930, where Frida got pregnant twice, in 1930 and 32. But the injuries she had suffered in the bus accidente in 1926, made it impossible for her to give birth. All these feelings of pain at this misfortune were expressed through her paintings.


Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress 1926


Self-Portrait 1929

TheBus 1929

Self-Portrait 1930

FridaDiego 1931

Luther Burbank 1931

Frida at Harry Ford Hospital 1932

My Birth 1932

On the Border Line Between Mexico and the USA 1932

My Dress Hangs There 1933

Frida – Family Tree 1936

Dedicated to Leon Trotsky 1937

Memory 1937

Fulang Chang and I 1937

The Deceased Dimas 1937

Girl With Death Mask 1937

My Nurse And I 1937

What The Water Gave Me 1938

Two Nudes in the Forest 1939

The Two Fridas 1939

Self Portrait Cropped Hair 1940

The Dream 1940

Self-Portrait 1940

Self-Portrait with Braid 1941

Self-Portrait 1942

TheBrokenColumn 1944

FridaDiego 1944

Moses 1945

Without Hope 1945

The Wounded Deer 1946

Tree of Hope 1946

Self-Portrait 1947

Frida Kahlo & Diego at Alameda Park 1948

Diego & I 1949

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth, Me, Diego & Mr Xolotl 1949

Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Dr Farill 1951

Frida and Stalin 1954 CM

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