Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her surrealist self-portraits. Kahlo’s work often deals with themes of pain and death, which she often explored in relation to her own health problems.
Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico. Her father, a photographer, introduced her to the world of art at an early age. Kahlo began painting when she was 18, after she was severely injured in a bus accident. She later married fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera.
Kahlo’s work was mainly influenced by Mexican folk art and surrealism. She is known for her distinctive style, which often included bold colors and striking imagery. Kahlo’s paintings often featured small animals and insects, which she saw as symbols of Mexican culture.
Kahlo’s health problems began to affect her work in the 1940s. She had to have her right leg amputated below the knee in 1953. Kahlo died of a heart attack on July 13, 1954, at the age of 47.
Kahlo’s work has been celebrated in Mexico and around the world. A number of her paintings have become iconic images of Mexican culture. Kahlo is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.