Frida Kahlo, author portrait
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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered one of Mexico's greatest painters. Drawing inspiration mainly from Mexican folk culture, Kahlo is known for her many self-portraits that mixed fantasy and reality and often incorporated personal and social commentary. Her work was shown in Paris, New York, and Mexico before her death in 1947. Kahlo's work went largely unnoticed outside of Mexico until the 1970s when she was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. Since then she has been the subject of numerous biographies and retrospectives.

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