Artist and Artwork
By: Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, was a Mexican painter, activist and an icon of feminist movement, known for her unique and intriguing portraits mostly self portraits. Although her work resembles surrealist approach but she herself had denied any such relation. Although she befriended one of the primary figures in that artistic and literary movement, Andre Breton, in 1938. That same year, she had a major exhibition at a New York City gallery, selling about half of the 25 paintings shown there. Kahlo also received two commissions, including one from famed magazine editor Clare Boothe Luce, as a result of the show.
Born on 6 July 1907, Frida Kahlo was considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists who began painting mostly self-portraits after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929.
She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.
Here are some of her portraits: