Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907. She was mostly a self taught artist, but she had some basic training at her dad's studio, and took two art classes as a student. During 1925, she was in a bus accident and had to have around 3 dozen operations. During her recovery is when she really started to get into painting.
Frida Kahlo is mostly famous for her self-portraits. She paints in a primitivistic style, which is a western art movement that uses visual forms from non-western/prehistoric people. Kahlo's paintings explored her identity as a woman and as an artist. A lot of her paintings portrayed agony because of all her different medical problems. During 1938, Kahlo met André Breton who supported her work. He helped set up some of her works in different exhibits in the states and Europe. In 1983, Kahlo became an art professor at the schoolAndré Breton,
'Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird' 1940 (oil on canvas)