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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten collection, Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-42516 DLC

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)

Author of The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Includes the names: Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo began painting to occupy her time while recovering from a serious accident. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits that often include symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological pain. She was also influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, Christian and Jewish themes, and Surrealism. Her paintings became more popular after her premature death in 1954.
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