About the artist
Frida Kahlo , born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. She was a prominent figure in the Surrealist movement and her works are often characterised by their stark portrayals of pain. Kahlo's life was marked by physical and emotional suffering, including a bus accident that left her with lifelong injuries. She was married to the famous muralist Diego Rivera and the two were key figures in the Mexican art scene. Kahlo's works have been celebrated internationally and her life story has been the subject of several films.
Also associated with: Mexican Muralism, Diego Rivera, Bus Accident, Self-Portraits, Surrealism, Blue House.