The Mexican National Archives remembers the artist with a series of images from different stages of her life.
Frida Kahlo was born into a well-to-do family in Coyoacán, in 1907. Her father was Guillermo Kahlo, a renowned Mexican photographer at the beginning of the 20th century, and her mother was Matilde Calderón y González.
His father, a notable photographer from Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century, embarked in Hamburg and arrived at the Port of Veracruz in 1890.
She started painting as the result of fate: aged 18, she suffered a terrible accident that confined her to bed for a long period of time.
As she recovered, she began to work on her painting skills—a hobby that would become a key part of her life.
Her renown meant she enjoyed close relationships with intellectual and artistic figures of the day, including Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, José Clemente Orozco, and Carlos Chávez.
Thanks to her inspiration and artistic skills, Frida Kahlo stands out for her style, in contrast with the rest of the pictorial currents of her time.
Her political ideas involved her with figures of the national and international left, such as Leon Trotsky.
Frida dies on July 13, 1954, at her Casa Azul of Coyoacán
The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City was where the world said its final goodbye to the artist, with hundreds of people gathering to pay their tribute.
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