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Frida Kahlo

[Mexican Painter, 1907-1954]

• Relationships: Third wife of Diego Rivera.
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Born July 6, 1907 in the town of Coyoacán in Mexico, Frida Kahlo survived many difficult events in her life, including contracting polio as a child, a long recovery from a serious car accident, two failed marriages, and several miscarriages.

She used these experiences, combined with strong Mexican and Native American cultural influences, to create highly personal paintings. Kahlo used personal symbolism mixed with Surrealism to express her suffering through her work. A viewer might classify her paintings as Surrealism or Magic Realism, but she considered her art to be realistic.

Kahlo died July 13, 1954 of pulmonary embolism.

 


 
    Frida Kahlo Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteLa Casa Azul, Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City

Notable SiteMuseo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Mexico City (in Spanish)  

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
3 works online when last checked

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  
11 paintings

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky

Frida Kahlo at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Frida Kahlo: Notas Sobre una Vida (Notes on a Life)

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington
Photographs of the artist from a 2007 exhibition

The Jewish Museum, New York City
My Grandparents, My Parents, and I (Family Tree), 1936 (interactive feature)

Virtual Museum of Canada
Mi nana y yo, 1937

Virtual Museum of Canada
Las dos Fridas (The Two Fridas), 1939

Virtual Museum of Canada
Naturaleza muerta con sandias (Still Life with Watermelon), 1953

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrida Kahlo in the Artchive
19 paintings

Notable SiteFrida Kahlo at The Athenaeum
7 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  
6 paintings

MyStudios
Fruits of the Earth, 1938
Roots, 1943
Self Portrait, 1940
Self Portrait with Loose Hair, 1947

USC Annenberg School for Communication
Self-Portrait, 1932

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteFrida Kahlo & Contemporary Thoughts
Lots of information about the artist, but few images

Notable SiteFrida Kahlo Fans

Arte Latinoamericano
My dress hangs here, 1933-38
Recuerdo, 1937

Eastman House Museum of Photography & Film, Rochester, New York
Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray: 72 photographs

Museo Virtual del Surrealismo
Raices (Roots)

Protest and Persuasion
Self Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States, 1932

Women Artists from the Medieval Period to the Present
Diego in My Thoughts, 1943
Self-Portrait, 1922
Dona Rosita Morillo, 1944
Two Women, 1929

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Frida Kahlo  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Artnet Magazine
Self-portrait with Necklace, 1933

Artnet Magazine
Still Life with Prickly Pears, 1938

Artnet Magazine
Weeping Coconuts, 1951

Artnet Magazine
Portrait of Christina, My Sister, 1928

Artnet Magazine
Self Portrait with Curly Hair, 1934

Artnet Magazine
Diego on my Mind, 1943

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

California Literary Review
2008 review, "Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art"

Las Mujeres
Biography

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The New Yorker
"Frida Kahlo retrospective at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis", 2007 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Times Newspaper, London, UK
"How did the small, dark, moustachioed woman who scowls from the self-portraits become an icon? ..."

 
Multimedia:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Frida Kahlo's Frieda y Diego Rivera

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature on Frida Kahlo

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
An interview with Salma Hayek about the movie Frida


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo


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Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish


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Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: The Fashion of Frida Kahlo


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Beauty Is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo


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Frida Kahlo 1907-1954: Pain and Passion


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Frida Kahlo: The Paintings


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Diary of Frida Kahlo


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Frida Kahlo: "I Painted My Own Reality"


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Frida Kahlo: A Spiritual Biography


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Frida Kahlo


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Frida Kahlo: An Open Life


 
 
 
 
 



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Frequent misspellings: Frida Khalo  Frida Kalho  Frida Kallo

 
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