Frida Kahlo

Mexican (Mexico City, Mexico, 1907 - 1954, Mexico City, Mexico)

Actively reinventing herself throughout her career, Frida Kahlo created potent representations of her identity, her native Mexico, and the historical epoch in which she lived. She explored these subjects in a deceptively naive manner, often drawing on


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