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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City. She was afflicted with polio that stunted the growth of her right leg and in 1925, a bus accident drove, a piece of iron into her pelvis and back. In 1929 she married the then 42 year old world-renowned Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She suffered numerous miscarriages that caused her great grief. Her dramatic work consisted primarily of self-portraits, reflections of her personal history, her relationship with Diego Rivera; her damaged physical condition, her philosophy of nature and life, and her individual and mythological worldview. In the 1940s she taught art, and her students became known as Los Fridos.
Monkey
Cropped Hair
1926
Diego Rivera
1940
Love Embrace
Roots

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Portrait of Diego Rivera
1937
Oil on wood
18 x 12 1/2 in Gelman Collection, Mexico City
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