Frida KAHLO

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Painter

MexicanBorn Magdalena Carmen Frida KAHLO Y CALDERON

Mexican painter

Born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico City , Mexico

Died on July 13, 1954 in Coyoacán, Mexico City , Mexico

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Kahlo enjoyed art from an early age, receiving drawing instruction from printmaker Fernando Fernández (who was her father's friend) and filling notebooks with sketches. In 1925, she began to work outside of school to help her family. After briefly working as a stenographer, she became a paid engraving apprentice for Fernández. He was impressed by her talent, although she did not consider art as a career at this time.



After a bus accident in 1925 left Kahlo unable to walk for three months, she started to consider a career as a medical illustrator, which would combine her interests in science and art. She had a specially-made easel that enabled her to paint in bed, and a mirror placed above it so that she could see herself.

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