Frida Kahlo By colby e. gantert

Frida's full name is Frida Kahlo de Rivera but her original name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón. She was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico, and died July 13, 1954, in Coyoacán, Though she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. She was also married to muralist Diego Rivera (1929, separated 1939, remarried 1941). In 1925 Kahlo was involved in a bus accident she was badly injured that she had to undergo 35 medical operations. During her recovery from the trauma she taught herself to paint. She showed her early efforts to Rivera, whom she had met a few years earlier, and he encouraged her to continue to paint. After their marriage, Kahlo traveled (1930–1933) with Rivera, who had received commissions for murals from several cities in the United States. 1938 she met André Breton, a leading Surrealist, who supports her work. Both Breton and Marcel Duchamp were influential in arranging for some of the exhibits of her work in the United States and Europe. In 1943 she was appointed a professor of painting at La Esmeralda, the Education Ministry’s School of Fine Arts. Her house in Coyoacán is now the Frida Kahlo Museum. Her book The Diary of Frida Kahlo, covering the years 1944–54, and The Letters of Frida Kahlo were both published in 1995.

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Created with images by Cea. - "Frida Kahlo - Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)"

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