Frida Kahlo, who lived July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954, was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, Mexico City, perhaps best known for her self-portraits.
At the age of six, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently.
Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Frida married the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera in 1929.