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ID: 500030701
 
Record Type: Person
Kahlo, Frida (Mexican painter, 1907-1954)

Note: Mexican fantasy painter known as much for her turbulent personal life as her fanciful self-portraits. Kahlo learned to paint in 1925 after recovering from a debilitating bus accident that left her unable to bear children. The tragedy was often the subject of her paintings and was an integral part of her personal imagery. Her work can be seen as the product of a kind of exorcism by which she projected her anguish on to another Frida, in order to free herself from pain and at the same time maintain a hold of reality. Small in scale, primitive in style, and bold in color, the artist is sometimes shown as an animal, such a deer, which have lead artists and critics alike to label her work Surrealist. The artist eschewed this, maintaining that she painted images from her own life, not dreams. Also the subject of several works was her tumultuous marriage to artist Diego Rivera. One portrait shows the artist as a tiny figure in traditional Mexican dress, dwarfed in size by the large, brooding Rivera. In 1953, Kahlo's leg was amputated at the knee due to gangrene. She subsequently turned to drugs and alcohol to relieve her suffering. She died almost certainly by suicide in 1954. Her work received notoriety in the 1970's, becoming popular with feminist art historians and Latin Americans living in the United States.

Names:
Kahlo, Frida (preferred,V,index,LC,English-P,NA,U)
Kahlo, Frida (Spanish-P,NA,U)
Frida Kahlo (V,display)
Kahlo de Rivera, Frida (V)
Rivera, Frida (V)
Kahlo, De Rivera (V)
Kahlo y Calderón, Magdalena Carmen Frida (V,BN,Spanish,NA,U)
Кало, Фрида (U)
קאלו, פרידה (U)
Rivera, Frida Kahlo de (U)
De Rivera, Frida Kahlo (U)
Khalo, Frida (U)
Calderón, Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y (U)
Calderón, Frida Kahlo (U)
Kahlo, Frieda (U)
Rivera, Mrs. Diego (V)

Nationalities:
Mexican (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Mexico City (Distrito Federal, Mexico) (inhabited place)
Died:  Mexico City (Distrito Federal, Mexico) (inhabited place)

Events:
injury:   17 September 1925, Kahlo was riding in a bus that collided with a trolley car  Mexico City (Distrito Federal, Mexico) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Kahlo, Guillermo  
..............  (German photographer working in Mexico, 1872-1941) [500115084]
collaborated with ....  O'Gorman, Juan  
................................  (Mexican architect, painter, and muralist, 1905-1982) [500085563]
spouse of ....  Rivera, Diego  
................  (Mexican painter, 1886-1957) [500025126]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kahlo, Frida (I)

Biographies:
(Mexican painter, 1907-1954) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(Mexican painter, 1907-1954) ..... [Grove Art]
(Mexican painter, 1907-1954) ..... [AVERY]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(S.& C.American(Mexican) artist, 1907-1954) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Mexican artist, 1910-) ..... [WCP]
(Mexican painter 1907-1954) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Calderón, Frida Kahlo ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Calderón, Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y ........ [GRL]
.............................................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
De Rivera, Frida Kahlo ........ [GRL]
............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Frida Kahlo ........ [GRISC, GRL, VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kahlo, De Rivera ........ [WL-Courtauld]
.................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Kahlo de Rivera, Frida ........ [GRL, VP]
...........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Kahlo, Frida ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  Durozoi, Dictionnaire de l'art moderne (1992)
..........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Kahlo, Frida." Accessed 04/29/02
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Kahlo, Frieda ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Kahlo y Calderón, Magdalena Carmen Frida ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
.............................................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............................................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Kahlo, Frida." Accessed 04/29/02
.............................................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Khalo, Frida ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Rivera, Frida ........ [GRLPSC]
............................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
Rivera, Frida Kahlo de ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Rivera, Mrs. Diego ........ [VP]
.....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
Кало, Фрида ........ [GRL]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966
קאלו, פרידה ........ [GRL]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82031966

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Art Index (1929-) v.38
....................  ARTbibliographies Modern (1969-) 22/1
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Durozoi, Dictionnaire de l'art moderne (1992)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Kahlo, Frida." Accessed 04/29/02
....................  Herrera, Frida Kahlo (1978)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  NY Times obit.
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Kahlo, Frida." Accessed 04/29/02
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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