Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954

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Frida Kahlo (born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, 6 July 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico – died 13 July 1954, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico), Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist.
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referencedIn Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991. Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Berntsen, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Hilmar), 1900-1992. Bernhard H. Berntsen papers, 1931-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sigal, Clancy. Frida : [screenplay / by Clancy Sigal] ; revisions by Walter Salles. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1931.1970. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954. [Frida Kahlo] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Ford Motor Company. Photographic Dept. General photographs series, 1913-1954. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984. John Weatherwax papers relating to Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. Hoy hace un año [graphic] : Para la niña de mis ojos, fisita mia el 13 do Julio de 1955, Diego. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941. Albert M. Bender papers, 1909-1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Weatherwax papers relating to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, 1928-1988, bulk 1931-1933 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Toor, Frances, 1890-1956. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1930-1933, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Kahlo, Frida : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. Luis Leal papers, 1946-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-. Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lesley, Parker. Papers, 1934-1982. National Gallery of Art Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dept. of Education. Department of education : school program files, 1974-2002. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Kahlo, Frida. [Frida Kahlo : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-. Emmy Lou Packard interviews, 1964 May 11-May 12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Keithline, Emma. Travel scrapbook of trip to Mexico, New England, and the South, 1940-1942. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Natural Color Photoprint Studio (San Francisco, Calif.). [Frida Kahlo] / [graphic] Natural Color Photoprint Studio. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-. Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greenhouse, Wendy, 1955-. Photographs related to Diego Rivera's fresco "Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace," Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Myers, Constance Ashton. Papers, 1976, 1981. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Julien Levy Gallery records, 1857-1982 Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
referencedIn Berdecio, Roberto. Roberto Berdecio papers, 1931-1995. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Deptartment of Education. Department of education, exhibition files, 1970-2003. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-. Oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard, 1964 May 11-12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kahlo, Frida. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Hays, Paul R. (Paul Raymond), 1903-1980. Paul R. Hays papers, ca.1910-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kahlo, Frida. Frida Kahlo : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Durieux, Caroline. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1972, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. Peter C. Marzio : exhibition files, 1987-2001. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Carla Stellweg papers, 1960-2009 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kahlo, Frida : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf KAHLO, FRIDA, 1910-1954. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965. Nickolas Muray papers, 1911-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Arquin, Florence. Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bohrod, Aaron. Aaron Bohrod papers, 1831-1995 (bulk 1904-1995). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clifford Wight Collection relating to Diego Rivera, 1929-1941 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Albert Kahn papers, 1875-1970 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942. Albert Kahn papers, 1875-1970, bulk 1875-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education files, 1950-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Dale, Chester, b. 1883. Chester Dale papers, 1897-1971 (bulk 1950-1968). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. Correspondence : with Carl Zigrosser, 1927-1969, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Arquin, Florence. person
associatedWith Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941. person
associatedWith Berdecio, Roberto. person
associatedWith Berntsen, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Hilmar), 1900-1992. person
associatedWith Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968. person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron. person
associatedWith Dale, Chester, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Durieux, Caroline. person
associatedWith Florence Arquin person
associatedWith Ford Motor Company. Photographic Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Greenhouse, Wendy, 1955- person
associatedWith Hays, Paul R. (Paul Raymond), 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Kahn, Albert person
associatedWith Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942. person
associatedWith Keithline, Emma. person
associatedWith Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. person
associatedWith Lesley, Parker. person
associatedWith Levy, Julien person
associatedWith Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Deptartment of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dept. of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Myers, Constance Ashton. person
associatedWith Natural Color Photoprint Studio (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Packard, Emmy Lou person
associatedWith Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914- person
associatedWith Prentiss Taylor person
spouseOf Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Sigal, Clancy. person
associatedWith Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Toor, Frances, 1890-1956. person
associatedWith Weatherwax, John person
associatedWith Weatherwax, John M. (John Martin), 1900-1984. person
associatedWith Wight, Clifford. person
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Art--Mexican--Reproductions
Art, Mexican
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Person

Birth 1907-07-06

Death 1954-07-13

Birth 1910

Death 1954

Mexicans

Spanish; Castilian

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