Frida Kahlo

Born Jul 6, 1907

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907.… Read More

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1907 Birth Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in her parents' house known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacán. … Read More
The Mexican Revolution began during 1910, when Kahlo was three years old.


1922 15 Years Old In 1922, Kahlo was enrolled in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, one of Mexico's premier schools, where she was one of only thirty-five girls. … Read More
1925 18 Years Old On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car. … Read More
1926 19 Years Old …  Her 1926 painting, titled Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress, she is shown with a long and narrow face and neck, reflective of Italian Renaissance ideals. … Read More


1927 20 Years Old Diego Rivera had a great influence on Kahlo's painting style. Kahlo had always admired Rivera and his work. She first approached him in the Public Ministry of Education, where he had been working on a mural in 1927. … Read More
1929 22 Years Old …  They began an intimate relationship and were married in 1929, despite the disapproval of Kahlo's mother. … Read More


1937 30 Years Old …  During 1937, Trotsky lived initially with Rivera and then at Kahlo's home (where he and Kahlo had an affair). Trotsky and his wife then relocated to another house in Coyoacán where, in 1940, he was assassinated.
At the invitation of André Breton, she went to France during 1939 and was featured at an exhibition of her paintings in Paris.


1954 47 Years Old Kahlo died on July 13, 1954, soon after turning 47, and was cremated according to her wishes. … Read More
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