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Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and today is one of the world's favorite artists. As a child, she was badly affected by polio, and later suffered a terrible accident that left her disabled and in pain. Shortly after this accident, Kahlo took up painting, and through her surreal, symbolic self portraits described the pain she suffered, as well as the treatment of women, and her sadness at not being able to have a child.

This book tells the story of Frida Kahlo's life through her own artworks, and shows how she came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world. The backmatter includes a summary of her works, which will leave kids eager to learn about the lasting impact her surreal work had on the history of art in this book that brings her life to work.

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"The text contains information on the 'firsts' that Kahlo achieved: the first exhibition in New York City by a Mexican and the first Mexican in a Louvre gallery. Dieckmann’s illustrations, made with both traditional and digital media, show the vibrancy of life with which Kahlo surrounded herself and often follow the color palette established in the painting shown on the page.... A thoughtful and colorful biography of one of Mexico’s most prolific artists." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Lucy Brownridge
Illustrator Sandra Dieckmann
ISBN 1786036428
Publication Date Sep 3, 2019
Publisher Wide Eyed Editions
Series Name Portrait of an Artist
Language English