On July 6, 1907, little Frida Kahlo was born in her house in Coyoacán, Mexico. She grew up in her house which was called the “Blue House.” Frida’s father was a photographer and his photography helped her learn about Mexican history, art, and architecture. When Frida was six, she caught a serious disease called polio and it took her a long time to recover. When Frida was a little older, she was enrolled in National Preparatory School in Mexico City. She was one of the few females to attend. When she was eighteen, she got in a terrible bus accident which caused her to be hospitalized and she couldn't get out of bed. Her mother had a special easel made for her so she could paint while she recovered recovered in bed. She found something she really liked doing!