Who Was Frida Kahlo?

by Sarah Fabiny

Other authorsJerry Hoare (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2013



Local notes

921 KAH



Grosset & Dunlap (2013), 106 pages. $5.99.


"You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world"--


Original language


Physical description

106 p.; 5.31 inches


0448479389 / 9780448479385



User reviews

LibraryThing member Adrian.Gaytan
The book retells the life story of famous Mexican artist Frida. Her story is of misfortunes and great accomplishments. After being involved in a vehicle accident Frida begins the journey of self reflection and artistic career. She was confined to bed because of disability and it is where she teachers herself to paint and draw. She finds that the best therapy is her painting from confinements of bed. The struggle is not only about her physical limitations but that of being a female artist in a male dominated world.
She marries Diego Rivera, Mexican muralist. Illustrations are cartoonish but none the less great for what the content is revolving.
Gender, artist, disabled, culture, expression are some topics of discussion.
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LibraryThing member MontzaleeW
Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny is a wonderful book and I learned so much I didn't know. I didn't realized what a painful,( physically), her life had been and why. I didn't study her at all in school or in college so this was all new to me. I just knew her art because I am an art nut but I knew about some of the great artist that I liked and her art didn't strike me so I never looked her history up. Wow, what a history. Wonderful info and great illustrations. I got this book from the library.… (more)






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