A Short Biography of Frida Kahlo

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
—Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was so intensely introspective that she rarely painted anything other than herself. Her physical body was wracked with pain and disfigurement. She turned her image into metaphors for the universe, the world, love, politics, sorrow, despair, even a mirror to ourselves. Her lifelong passionate love with Diego Rivera, another enormously skilled painter, fueled her passions. Her iconic style of environment and dress have only underscored her surreal paintings and created an indelible brand for the cult of Kahlo.

The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist.

By Susan DeLand
Part of the Short Biographies Series
28 pages
Published by Applewood Books, 2017
Hardcover
4.2 x 0.2 x 6.8 inches