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Briefly about Frida Kahlo


Frida Kahlo's full name was, Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón. She was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico City. She was a Mexican artist who made a great impression in art history.


It is perhaps mainly for her self-portraits that she is known. She is said to have painted about 65 self-portraits, which were often of an autobiographical nature. Her style has often been described as a mixture of realism and imagination. She was also described as a surrealist or a magic realism painter. 

In 1925, Frida was injured in a car accident. However, there are different views on the consequences of accidents for her personally but also for her art. Some claim that she only started painting after the traffic accident, while others say that this was not the case.


In the late 1930s, Frida Kahlo become to be an established international artist and painter. In 1938, the first solo exhibition of her artwork was held in New York. She also got to experience her own exhibition in Mexico City a year before her death.


During her life, she was best known as the wife of the famous artist Diego Rivera but after her death, she became more noticed for her own art. She died on July 13, 1954. Today she is described as one of the most important and influential artists of the 1900s.

Gabriela Lago has described and shaped both the myth and the legend Frida Kahlo in both drawings and oil paintings. Available to view in the Gabriela Lago Gallery and in the Art Shop as original. The latest artwork describing Frida Kahlo is a mixed-media painting, "Frida" from 2022.

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