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[Mexican Painter, 1907-1954]

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

Categorized & Annotated

Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!

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

Includes biographical information about the artist

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!

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

(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby’s Sold Lot Archive

(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
Website about Frida Kahlo and her paintings

Notable SiteFrida Kahlo at 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


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

Rasiel’s Wallpapers

(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)
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 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


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? …”


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

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Frequent misspellings: Frida Khalo Frida Kalho Frida Kallo


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