Portrait of my Father Wilhelm Kahlo

Frida Kahlo1952

Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo
Mexico, Mexico

Frida Kahlo considered her father as a great example and influence. She painted him in 1951 next to his camera. In the bottom, she wrote: "I painted my father Wilhelm Kahlo, Hungarian-German born, professional photographer and artist, with a generous, intelligent and fine character, brave because he suffered of epilepsy for 60 years but he never stopped working, and he fought against Hitler, with love, His daughter Frida Kahlo".


  • Title: Portrait of my Father Wilhelm Kahlo
  • Creator Lifespan: July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954
  • Creator Nationality: Mexican
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Creator Death Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Creator Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Date: 1952
  • Location Created: Mexico
  • provenance source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • provenance extent: complete
  • provenance: Museo Frida Kahlo collection.
  • painter: Frida Kahlo
  • medium source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • medium extent: complete
  • description source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • description extent: complete
  • description: Pinté a mi padre Wilhelm Kahlo, de origen húngaro-alemán, artista fotógrafo de profesión, de carácter generoso, inteligente y fino, valiente porque padeció durante sesenta años epilepsia, pero jamás dejó de trabajar, y luchó contra Hitler, con adoración. Su hija Frida Kahlo.
  • Physical Dimensions: w610 x h470 mm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/EluniversointimoINGLES.html
  • Medium: Oil on masonite

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps