Frida Kahlo

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Birthday
6, 1907
Birthplace
Coyoacan, Mexico
Death Date
Jul 13, 1954 (47)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1907
Birthplace
Coyoacan, Mexico
Death Date
Jul 13, 1954 (47)

About

Mexican painter associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism and best known for her 55 self-portraits. She was inspired by the indigenous Mexican culture and Mexican mythology.

Before Fame

She suffered from polio as a child and developed a slight physical deformity. In her teens, her health was further compromised by severe injuries sustained during a bus accident. She had one gallery showing in the United States: the Julien Levy Gallery in 1938.

Trivia

Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.

Family Life

She and fellow painter Diego Rivera had a turbulent marriage that involved a divorce and remarriage. Both artists also had numerous extramarital affairs.

Associated With

She was played by actress Salma Hayek in the award-winning film, "Frida," from 2002.

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