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date: 03 July 2020

Kahlo, Frida (1907–54) Mexican painter, 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

the daughter of a German-born photographer and a Mexican mother. In 1925, while travelling home from school, she suffered appalling injuries in a traffic accident, leaving her a permanent semi-invalid, often in severe pain. During her convalescence she began painting portraits of herself and others. She remained her own favourite model and her art was usually directly autobiographical: ‘I paint myself because I am so often alone.’ In ... ...

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