Frida Kahlo

6 July 1907 — 13 July 1954


After being injured in a bus crash as a teenager, and then having to wear a full-body cast for three months, Frida Kahlo took up painting to help pass the time. She drew on her personal experiences, frequently painting images of herself, and found she had a natural talent for art. She went on to become a famous painter, and is best known for her self-portraits and for her ability to express in her paintings the passion and pain of being a woman. Her love of the vivid colours and bright decorations of her native Mexico can be seen in her own clothing and, of course, in her incredible paintings.

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The Frida Kahlo Foundation has images of all of Frida's works online.

As well as her painting, Frida also expressed herself through her clothes. After she died, her closet was locked, but now, after almost sixty years, her wardrobe is  on display in Mexico City.