Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who was known for her beautiful and brilliantly colored self-portraits. The themes that are represented in her paintings are those of death, identity, and the human body. Frida Kahlo was disabled at a very young age from the polio virus. She grew up and went through school with a promising talent and academic achievement making her way to medical school. However, her dream was cut short when she was in a bus accident at the age of 18 causing her many years of pain and lifelong medical issues. As she took the time to recover, she went back to her childhood interest of painting; she didn’t sell any during her lifetime. However, one exhibition she took to Mexico made her famous.