Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929
Frida lived a colourful but tragic life contracting Polio at six years old which left her with a limp and nearly losing her life in a near fatal bus accident
She started to paint to while away the many hours she spent on her back in bed.
Frida painted many self portraits claiming....
"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best
Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.
Frida loved animals and Afton Incorporated them within her art,