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Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico
At the age of 6, Frida contracted polio, which left her right foot
Very sensitive about this deformity, and this would lead her to wear,
at first, trousers and, later, long exotic skirts that would become one
of her trademarks.
In September of 1926. Returning home from school, she was caught in
a terrible accident on the bus that she was riding. She suffered severe
injuries and was confined to bed for many months. It was during this
period that she took up the paintbrush, to distract herself from the
pain and boredom of her condition.
Her parents provided her with a mirror, so that she could serve as her
own model, and this was how Kahlo began painting the self-portraits
that would dominate her repertoire.
In 1928 she got to know Diego Rivera, an established and esteemed
painter, twenty one years her elder. One year later, they got married.
For political reasons, Diego and Frida moved to the United States in
1930 where Frida ot re nant twice in 1930 and 32. But the in uries
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