Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón was born in La Casa Azul, a blue house outside Mexico City. Today, she is more commonly known as Frida Kahlo. Her father was a German photographer who had moved to Mexico, and her mother was of Indigenous and Spanish descent. She was very proud of her heritage. Looking closely, you can see the Mexican flag and other cultural symbols in many of her paintings.


When she was six, Frida got very sick with polio, and one of her legs became shorter and thinner than the other. Although she would wear long pants and skirts to hide her leg, she didn’t let her sickness stop her from being ...

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