Frida Kahlo Biography, Life, Paintings and more

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Frida Kahlo( full name: Magdelana Carmen Krida y Calderon ) was an Mexican Painter. She is widely known for her potraits and paintings.

She used a naive folk style of painting where explored various questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society.

Her paintings has been clasified as a surrealist or magic realist.

Name Magdelana Carmen Krida y Calderon
Birth Date 6 July, 1907
Death Date 13 July, 1954
Famous for Paintings and potraits
Partners Diego Rivera
Nationality Mexican
Works Henry Ford Hospital
My Birth
Memory, the Heart
Whar the Water Gave Me
The Two Fridas

Frida Kahlo Biography, Life, Paintings and more


Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 to her Germann father and and mexican mother. She was raised in Coyoacan. She was disabled by polio in her childhood. But this did not stop her from being a promising student. She had aspired to be a medical doctor. But it could not come true as she was injured in a bus accident.

She started on childhood dream of becoming an artist. She was also deeply intersted in politics and led her to joining Mexican Communist Party in 1927. There she met Diego Rivera. They married in 1929.

They traveled throughout the US and Mexico together, developing her artistic talents further.

Kahlo’s health rapidly declined in the laate 1940’s and died in 1954. She was aged 54 when she died.

Her art was not known by many till 1970’s when her work gained recognition from historians and political aaactivists.


Henry Ford Hospital (1932)

My Birth (1932)

Self Potrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States (1932)

Memory, the Heart( 1937)

What the water Gave Me( 1938 )

The two Fridas ( 1939)

The Broken Column (1944)

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